This is the text of something I received via email today:
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Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 02:13:17 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Position available
From: Seek JobSearch Engine<firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: [Yeah, right]
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Application date: 04/12/2006
Job title: ***PAYMENT COORDINATOR***
Description: ***FANTASTIC ADMINISTRATION OPPORTUNITY!! INDUSTRY LEADER!!! ***
SunTex LTD is a very well known and respected company in Western Europe.
While some entrepreneurs get started with nothing more than a good idea and money from their own pockets, most need to develop a detailed plan, secure financing and investigate industry, state and federal regulations others already feel the need to expand and this is where we come in.
SunTex is an experienced and well known electronics dealer . We provide everybody the chance to purchase electronic equipment from our website . We have many Australian and New Zealand based customers that are currently purchasing from us at this point and many other willing to access our services. We are looking for people that are serious and dedicated with a minimum knowledge of financial procedures in Australia And New Zealand.
In other words your job will contain in:
1. Handle certain cash transactions and help reduce the costs and time frame of international purchases.
2. Receive and forward or use according our instructions documents such as contracts, bank statements and others.
3. Send weekly transactions reports to your communications operative.
It is required for You to be:
1 - Honest and executive
2 - Have A Bank Account
3 - You must have a minimum of 3 free time hours per day
4 - You must have a phone number we can get through to You
5 - You must have an email address
Salary: You will be paid will be keeping 5% commission from every payment received from a client. With the current volume of clients on average your overall income will add up to $2500 - $3000 per month.
Costs and Fees: There are NO costs at any time for our employees. All fees related to this employment are covered by the company.
Further Hiring Process: Please send and email containing your resume. After reviewing the submitted applications we respond to successful applicants only. We then offer the successful applicants a position within our company on a trial period for one month starting from the beginning of the work. During this trial period you will be receiving training and online support while working and being paid.
Employees on a one month trial period are evaluated at least one week prior to the end of their trial period. During the trial period, the supervisor can recommend termination. At the completion of the ! trial period, the supervisor can recommend continued employment, extension of trial period, or termination
Please mail to Sntxltd@aol.com for more details or simply reply to this email.
If you're looking for work, and you've been sent one of these, whatever you do, don't apply. It's another version of the "I'm from the Nigerian Government, and I'd like to give you some money" scam. How do I know? Well, I may well be looking for work, and I may well be using Seek, but I'm not looking for work in administration or finance. Plus, Seek are very nice people who don't use a frickin' AOL email address. They also don't send out jobs to you unless you ask them to.
It's spam, it's a scam, and I'd ask that people pass the word around, to prevent anyone getting caught by this particular bit of nastiness.