I received the email over the fold this evening, and thought it best to publicise it for the benefit of anyone out there in desperate job straits. I know I’ve been there.
W.D.F. offers you a jobFrom: DFI Inc. [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, 18 July 2008 9:52 AM
To: Neil Cook
Subject: W.D.F. offers you a job
We have seen your profile on the of the employment websites.
Duty Free International is seeking for new employees in the position of Payment Handling Manager
Under the direction of the Personal Manager or other management personnel, perform money transferring from a banking account to the clients accounts and related responsibilities associated with the transferring functions.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Payment handling manager’s work responsibilities are to receive and transfer the payments from our clients.The personal manager contacts You before every transfer either via telephone or via e-mail and provides with the detailed instructions about the job task.
Our Payment handling managers’ duties are:
Provide his/her personal manager with correct contact information
Always answer the incoming calls and letters during the working hours
Have a banking account on which the transfers are send
Read and perform accurately to the working instructions
Complete all the transactions by 11 a.m.
Send a detailed report to the personal manager after the completion of each transfer
BENEFITS AND SALARY:
There are several benefits in being our employee, such as have a stable and well-paid job, have a lot of spare time for Your other duties and activities after the completion of a transfer.
The base pay on this position equals to 10% of the total amount of the successfully completed transfers.
There are two ways of receiving the salary: the day the transfer was sent or every 10 days to the personal banking account.
If you ready to apply, please reply. You will get all necessary information regarding this position.
Looking to hearing from you soon!
DFI HUB Manager.
Now, for a start, in the current job market, even if you have uploaded a CV to a site like SEEK, employers of any substance don’t, as a rule, go hunting through online recruitment advertisers looking for likely candidates. They use agencies. If you have your own CV website, you’d be expecting a telephone call, rather than an email which on second glance has all the hallmarks of having been scatter-gunned across the ether. Google "duty free international", using the quotes, and you’ll find this …
The top hit ‘looks’ like a legitimate American stock exchange listing, but don’t be fooled. The rest will show you otherwise. This hit is the most revealing. So if you’re job hunting and get this scam in your in-box, give it the appropriate keyboard treatment by hitting the one that says ‘Delete’.