Seems that at the start of every semester, some scammer tries to use the lure of easy money to get a student to supply their banking information, supposedly for pay, only to find their bank account looted for sometimes several thousand dollars. Students usually start the semester with a considerable amount of cash in their bank account to pay for their needs throughout the semester. When they see what seems to be $400 – $500 a week for simple tasks, they go for it and lose in the end. This semester’s email is slightly different, looking for assistants to visiting professors. A copy of the email is below.
A couple of items to note in this email that should tip someone off are:
- Poor grammar in the first sentence
- The first sentence is incomplete
- The “.ly” at the end of remotely
- Liaise is capitalized in the middle of the sentence.
Remember, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
Date: August 23, 2022 at 7:26:45 PM CDT
Subject: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT REMOTE JOBSome departments are current basic admin duties remotely.ly hiring individuals who can assist some of their visiting professors by providing
The successful candidate will Liaise with staff, other departments, and/or external organizations concerning matters regarding assigned work as well as coordinating with the Director.
$400 ( $350 +$50 for miscellaneous including tax)
For more Information , kindly contact
(firstname.lastname@example.org) with your alternative address as well as your school schedule.
Senior investment Director