Another job scam.

This appears to be another job scam that’s making its rounds on the Internet. A few days ago I got this e-mail:


Thanks for responding to the AD and I’m Phillip Castillo, The new director of works at Action Aid International (USA), we have gone through your resume and feel your are competent for the job so we need to know if you are capable of repairing computers in large volumes (6-10 computers for trials), the organization distributed few computers to a missionary home in Lima, Peru, and there objectives was to hold a free computer training section for the kids at the Mission Home, we got information that the computers all malfunctioned and They are shipping the computers back to us, we need to fix them and have it returned in time, are you available for this job? we need your urgent response to this ad.

Very Respectfully,
Phillip Castillo
Action Aid International.

I actually fell for this one. There’s actually a link to the web site this time, making this e-mail appear to be perfectly legitimate. Never mind the typos, I’m desperate for a job so I responded to this e-mail indicating that I was interested in this position. A few minutes later I received a notification that my e-mail could not be delivered as the sender’s account was disabled. Today I got this same e-mail again but this time decided to look it up online and sure enough, it appears to be yet another scam.
These scammers are really getting good. Too bad their spelling isn’t.

UPDATE: This scammer just e-mailed me a third time with the same text as above, this time from an e-mail address on Hotmail. This “opportunity” is getting more annoying than promising.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s