Job Scam Reporting and Resources (2022)

Over the past few years, there has been an increase in fraudulent and illegal job scams via email or via the phone. We created this page for our students and alumni to understand how to identify a job scam, what to do if you get an email and to notify the UH community of currently known job scams.

Note: Please remember that your UH email address (@uh.edu) is publically available on the UH website directory and may increase the amount of junk mail you receive, including job scams.

How to identify a job scam

View current job scams

If you have responded to an email regarding a job opportunity and you now suspect it to be a scam, please do the following:

  1. Notify Information Security, 832-842-4695. You will be asked to forward your PeopleSoft ID and any email or text message correspondence you have had with the scammer.
  2. To help secure your UH information please set up your PeopleSoft password security questions and then reset your PeopleSoft and CougarNet account passwords:
    • Log into AccessUH and click the myUH icon
    • Look for the option "Setup Security Questions" on the left menu
    • Set up the two questions with answers only you will know
    • Reset your myUH (PeopleSoft) and CougarNet passwords using the Password Wizard.
  3. Report the scam to the UH Police Department, 4015 Wheeler Avenue Houston, TX 77204 or by phone at 713-743-3333. Inform them that Information Security asked you to make the report.
  4. Report the scam to University Career Services.

How to identify a job scam:

  • The email is from a Gmail, Yahoo, or Outlook address. Legitimate companies should email from their corporate email account. UH will not post jobs from employers that do not have corporate email accounts.
  • You are not the only recipient on the email. Legitimate companies will not send an email about a job offer to multiple people at once.
  • The email does not address you by name. The email may say your information was obtained from a job board, school database, or Career Services office. If so, they should address the email to you directly, rather than “Hello Student” or “Good Morning”.
  • The company name may be a legitimate company. To make the scam more believable the email will use the name of a legitimate company. However, the person contacting you has no relationship with the company they are claiming to work for.
  • They ask to continue the conversation by text. This makes the scam harder to document. Conversations about legitimate offers should be conducted by email.
  • They ask for personal information in an email. Legitimate job opportunities require you to apply and provide your personal information in an official application, many times on the company website.
  • The email contains grammatical or spelling errors. A very common attribute of scam emails is that they do not bother to spell check or grammar check their outgoing emails.
  • There is no contact information for the sender. Any legitimate email from a company’s Human Resources or Recruiting department should have a signature line for the send with their name, title, and contact information.
  • The email asks you to visit a non-UH website. UH will only ask you to visit the website for an official career center on campus.
If you receive an email that contains this type of information, delete it. There is no need to respond. If you ever have questions about whether or not an email is legitimate, forward it to security@uh.edu.

Never:

  • Never give out personal information like your social security or bank account number over email or phone.
  • Never take cashier’s checks or money orders as a form of payment. Fake checks are common and the bank where you cash it will hold you accountable.
  • Never cash a check that comes with “extra” money. Scammers send checks that require you to deposit a check at your bank, withdraw the “extra” money as cash, and then deposit that cash elsewhere. The check will bounce and you will be held accountable.
  • Never wire funds via Western Union, MoneyGram or any other service. Anyone who asks you to wire money is a scammer.
  • Never apply for jobs listed by someone far away or in another country.
  • Never agree to a background check unless you have met the employer in person.
  • Never apply for a job that is emailed to you out of the blue.

Always:

  • Be skeptical. If a job is offering a lot of money for very little work, it could be a scammer trying to get personal information from you.
  • Research the employer. Do they have a reputable website or professional references? Is the job listing you want to apply for also on their main career page? Note: work-study jobs may not be advertised on employer websites.
  • Meet face-to-face with a potential employer. An in-person interview or informal chat over coffee will help you determine the employer’s intentions.
  • Be sure to choose a public place to meet, tell someone where you are going and bring your cell phone, just in case.
  • Trust your instincts. If a job sounds too good to be true, it is likely a scam.

Job Scam Scenario

A student applies for an online data entry job posted by a scammer from out-of-state. When payday rolls around, the scammer tells the student they will receive a cashier’s check, however, the value of the check will be more than what the student has earned. The scammer offers to “trust” the student and asks that they repay the difference with a wire transfer. The student cashes the cashier’s check and then wires the scammer the balance. Even though the bank cashes the check, it is later discovered to be a fake and does not clear. The student now owes the bank the full value of the check.

What to do if you receive a job scam email:

  1. Email UH University Career Services and UH Information Security. You will be asked to forward your PeopleSoft ID and any email or text message correspondence you have had with the scammer.
  2. To help secure your UH information please set up your PeopleSoft password security questions and then reset your PeopleSoft and CougarNet account passwords:
    • Log into AccessUH and click the myUH icon
    • Look for the option “Setup Security Questions” on the left menu
    • Set up the two questions with answers only you will know
    • Reset your myUH (PeopleSoft) and CougarNet passwords using the Password Wizard.
  3. Report the scam to the UH Police Department, 4051 Wheeler Avenue Houston, TX 77204 or by phone at 713-743-3333. Inform them that UIT Security asked you to make the report.
  4. Please remember that your UH email address (@uh.edu) is publically available on the UH website directory and may increase the amount of junk mail you receive, including job scams.

Further steps:

  • To report a scam, file a complaint online with the Federal Trade Commission. Check out their video on how to report scams and more ways to avoid fraud.
  • If you think a job listing on the Cougar Pathway job is suspicious, let us know! We prefer you forward the email to hireuh@uh.edu and we will respond accordingly.

Currently known job scams:

Check this list periodically if you feel like you received a scam email. If your email is not listed but you believe it to be fraud, follow steps above.

Date of Email: August
Name of "company"/ "contact":
Dr. Michael Schmitt
Subject:
UNICEF
Text from email/message:

Thanks for your interest in the job position, I have a list of unattended chores duties that are undone and therefore require you to run these errands. I understand you may be studying or working; therefore, the position is part-time and can be done online at your flexible time as work from home. This is an opportunity to earn extra cash as well as gain experience.

The job is flexible so you can do it wherever you are as long as there is Rite Aid | CVS | Target | Staples | Micro-Center | 99 Cent | Walmart | H-E-B | Target | or any Stationary store in the area. My present daily busy schedule demands the role of someone who is trustworthy, someone who will help support my workload when I am not in the US and to help me establish on-time delivery of services and also attend to important matters regarding my professional life, the sensitivity of this position warrants Responsibility, Trustworthy, Emphatic, Persevering and Honest.

I would like you to start immediately if you accept this offer. I have a huge workload pending that needs immediate attention.

Every month, UNICEF and other foundations engage in a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity by catering to the needs of foster homes across nations. This month is unique due to the current pandemic ongoing. There is a list of items to be gotten this month, and my team will be responsible for purchasing some of such items and their delivery as well as making donations. The good news is you are part of the team now if so please proceed.

You will be responsible for the donations to some Orphanage Homes | Purchases of Items, Electronics & laundry Materials that you would shop for and send to foster homes specified. I am willing to pay $500.00 weekly including gas and other expenses.

I will be needing your service immediately, so once the information above is received, I have a financial in the state which will handle your payment. I will request your first-week payment be sent to you along with the pay to run errands for me for the first week. you also need the ability to carry out the task with less or no supervision on time. I want to believe you will be committed to assisting me.

You will have the opportunity to review your workability and decide if you would like to work for an extended period, which would include the benefit of Health Insurance, vacation bonus, etc.

I look forward to reading from you soon indicating your interest to work with me as my assistant.

Sincerely
Dr. Michael Schmitt
Professor Humanitarian Relief.

Date of Email: August
Name of "company"/ "contact":
Martin (HR/Finance Administrator)
Subject:
UH Full/Part-Time Employment Opportunities Available
Text from email/message:

UH, recruiting department, needs the services of students, staffs to work remotely as a personal assistant gets paid $850 weekly.

Work time for up to 8-10 hours a week, at 850-1,000(USD) weeklies, hours can be split throughout the week. You'd have to choose what hours work best for you.

Candidates interested in applying forthesepositions can completetheonline applications that are accessible by followthelink below.Do not apply TWICE. Thank you.

APPLY HERE

NOTE: THIS IS STRICTLY A WORK FROM HOME POSITION.

Sincerely,

Martin

HR/Financial Aid Administrator

Date of Email: July 2022
Name of "company"/ "contact":
Dr Michael Schmitt / UH emails
Subject:
UNICEF
Text from email/message:

To whom is may concern,

I am sharing a job information to students who might be interested in a UNICEF part-time job to make up to $500 weekly. Attached is further information about the employment schedule, if interested kindly contact Dr. Michael Schmitt with your alternative email (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail Aol, etc) and not your Edu email for urgent employment.

Note: This is strictly a work from home position.

Regards

University of Houston

Careers and Internships Services

[UH logo]

Date of Email: June 2022
Name of "company"/ "contact": Joanna Miller
Subject: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY OPEN FOR ALL
Text from email/message:

Job Alert! Application for position of Personal Assistant/Sales Agent/Customer Representative open to Students, Alumni & Staff.

EARN MORE THAN $850 WORKING FROM HOME.

Excellent opportunity opens for anyone interested in becoming aPersonal assistant (Remote). This position offers an excellent working environment, growth, and a CEO that values and celebrates his employees.To be Qualifiedfor this role.you need to have Strong Service skills, a flexible attitude, and a team spirited attitude are what this CEO is seeking. Excellent Benefits!! For this great position as a PA! Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

Work time for up to 8-10 hours a week, at 850-1,000(USD) weeklies, hours can be split throughout the week. You'd have to choose what hours work best for you.

Candidates interested in applying forthesepositions can completetheonline applications that are accessible by followthelink below.Do not apply TWICE. Thank you.

APPLY HERE

NOTE: THIS IS STRICTLY A WORK FROM HOME POSITION.

Sincerely,
Joanna Miller
Financial Aid Administrator
F 646.389.3562

Date of Email: June 2022
Name of "company"/ "contact":Ann Harris, AHEAD
Subject:
Text from email/message:Do you Want to enjoy the flexibility of working from home and gain academic credit if applicable? AHEAD in conjunction with "University of Houston" is looking for a motivated and curious intern to perform various administrative tasks and support our Atmospheric Effects Group Intern Program. Sure, you’ll learn new skills and finish with a resume that opens doors.

My name is Dr. Ann Harris, AHEAD is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and responsible for providing protection and advocacy for the rights of students with disabilities.

Interns at AHEAD are paid $620 weekly and can work remotely with a commitment of approximately 8hrs - 10hrs per week and the working hours is also flexible with the student schedule.

For employment consideration, all qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their resume and reply to: aheadintern@mailbox.org with this information

Name
Age:
Residential Address:
Alternate email (different from school email):
Cell #:

Regards,
AHEAD, University of Houston

Date of Email: May 2022
Name of "company": Steve Bill
Subject: Part - Time Employment Opportunity
Company email: steve891016@gmail.com
Text from email/message:

Hello
I wish to congratulate you on the new job, we had to verify all the information you provided. I hope I will have your 100 % loyalty and cooperation. Your quick response to emails and effectiveness will be required, and you will be receiving your first assignment very soon. You will email with detailed instructions, I believe we started with TRUST, HONESTY AND SOUND MIND....! Please assure me of your trust, honesty and commitment.

Date of Email: May 2022
Name of "company": Bill Sanders
Subject: Part - Time Employment Opportunity
Company email: sfsdeoghars@gmail.com
Text from email/message:

We are looking for an individual who is honest, trustworthy and reliable to work with good understanding as a Remote Customer Service Representative . The job involves you working remotely and flexibly from your location, working with us you must be willing to follow instructions and follow them accordingly. You can sometimes be instructed to perform an assigned task in a timely manner, so we need someone who is able to deliver once assigned a task.

Your work service is needed because I go constantly out of town and now presently in Calgary Alberta, Canada. I will return to the states in two weeks so the working process will be ongoing until my arrival back.

As A Remote Customer Service Representative , your activities will include;

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sort and verify bank transactions.
  • Verify keying of data and correct errors.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Running personal and charitable errands.
  • Work independently without much supervision.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

** Weekly Pay: $900.00
** Hours: 10-15 Hours Weekly
** Days: 2-3 days Weekly

Please note: This position is not office based yet, it's a remote job from your location.

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I would like to give you an immediate trial, so if you are interested kindly get back to me. I have been checking files and schedules as I would need someone urgently to run some tasks for me this week. My Financier will issue to you a Certified Company Check to execute the task with, and complete the assignment. You will need to Purchase gift items for kids(Foster Care) which I will send you a list and description of the items, alongside delivery address when purchased. Note that you are not to use your personal funds.

Kindly RE-CONFIRM your contact details as shown on your resume to enable us to proceed further.
Full Name:
Full Address and apartment number:
City:
State:
Zip code:
Cell Phone Number:
Available hours:

The employee, acknowledged the Trial and Detailed Job Description and signed _______________
(First Name and Last Name of Employee)

Date of Email: April 2022
Name of "company": No name
Subject: Part - Time Employment Opportunity
Text from email/message:

We received your resume application via the University of Houston recruiting department, offering a part time position for Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduating Students, Staff, this will only require 1-2hrs 3 days a week, no work experience or skill is required. You can make $650 weekly without affecting your regular activities and academics

Interested candidates should email ivassuming@gmail.com with their resumes and must be prepared to start immediately after review of resume is complete.
Additional information will be passed across as soon as interest is shown.

Thank you!
Office of the Registrar

Date of Email: March 2022
Name of "company": UNICEF
Subject: UNICEF Job
Text from email/message:

I am sharing a UNICEF Job opportunity to all students and employees who might be interested in Part-Time job with a $500/weekly pay.

Attached is further information about the employment schedule. Kindly follow the steps in the attached document and contact Ms. Etleva Kadilli with your alternate/non-official email address i.e Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) For more details on the employment.

Take note; this is strictly a work-from-home position.

Sincerely,

Date of Email: March 2022
Name of "company": Cornerstones Staffing (danicatalon3@gmail.com)
Subject: Executive Personal Assistant
Text from email/message:

Dear student,

We're pleased to inform you that Cornerstones Staffing is currently hiring students like you on a part time basis with an attractive weekly salary. The job is remote and has been designed not to prevent you from any school activities.
TO PROCEED WITH THIS JOB OFFER, KINDLY REPLY TO THIS MAIL WITH YOUR ALTERNATE EMAIL ADDRESS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION.

Best Regards,
Danica Talon.
HR Recruit Manager/Consultant Cornerstones Staffing-Solutions.

Date of Email: March 2022
Name of "company": Urban Properties Management / Premier Solutions LLC
Subject: Regarding Your Resume On University Career Services/Cougar Pathway Text from email/message
Text from email/message:

Dear Candidate,

We came across your resume from the career job board, We have the resources and have built excellent industry relationships over time to provide you with everything you need to succeed in building certification and approvals, wondering if we could share these opportunities we currently have with you .Urban Properties Management is a professional company and an on-line company for renting and buying properties. Our 10,000+ rentals in over 40 countries worldwide act as the driving force of our company. The company is growing dynamically and its formation is ongoing, at this particular moment we are expanding our business area and increasing the number of property units in our database. For this reason we are widening our network of real estate agents and need more representatives in our Account Department.

Duties:

Data entry and Record filing.
Send rent payments to Landlords
Receive rental payments from Tenants.
1-4 Rent payments per week.
Amount of one rent payment varies from : $2500 - $5000.00

Salary:

$6000.00 per month. First salary you get after 30 days from the day you start working.$650 commission/service charge from each rent payment received and processed.

Requirements:

17 years or older.
Responsible, Reliable and Trustworthy
Available to work a minimum 3-4 hours per week.
Able to check and respond to emails often.
Easy telephone access.
Computer Knowledge is a plus

We DON'T require an active agent license. We are sure this work will be interesting and simple for you. The greatest advantage of this position is its remote character and the possibility of spending only a few hours a day working while earning a base of $36,000 per year plus your commissions (up to $7000 per year). To complete this stage of your job placement you should confirm your information by filling in your APPLICATION FORM.

As soon as we have received your response,one of our staff will get in touch with you and give you instructions about your work.

Best Regards,
Ms Theresa Williams

Date of Email: February 2022
Name of "company": NA
Subject: Executive Personal Assistant
Text from email/message:

We have a job vacancy and it's a remote job.

Flexible hours and awesome pay($550 USD weekly) with an employment letter.

NOTE: Interested and serious candidates only should

APPLY HERE

UH Employee Self-Service (ESS)

Date of Email: February 2022
Name of "company": NA
Subject: GREAT UH JOB REFERRAL
Text from email/message:

Hello,

Are you a UH student seeking a part time Job? Are you self-motivated and able to work from home or school? Are you interested in a virtual job position that pays over $1250 weekly?? to read more about this great opportunity and how to Apply.

Job seekers should not hesitate to apply for this job, We have students who are working already, more workers are needed urgently.

Date of Email: January 2022
Name of "company": World Vision International
Contact name: Dr. Amartya Grandin / simoncaleb20@gmail.com / Officialsupervisor.dres78@gmail.com
Text from email/message:

I am Dr. Amartya Grandin, and I work as a clinical counselor for the department of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES). I provide individual and group therapy, tutor/teaching, assessment, and academic screenings to support students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible) registered with DRES. A large percentage of the students served by the mental health unit have psychiatric disabilities or co-morbid psychiatric disabilities and need mental health to succeed at the University. In addition, many university students with academic difficulties and no prior diagnosis are seen and assessed through the educational screening and assessment process. I'm also the director of supervision, training, and coordination of counseling psychology and clinical psychology graduate students of the United States who have practicums at DRES and APA accredited school psychology pre-doctoral interns. You have received this email because you have an offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me. At the same time, we help Students with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services as my temporary personal assistant. I care about Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Children, Civil Rights and Social Action, Education, Environment, Disaster, humanitarian relief, Social Services, and lots more. This is direct employment. You will only help me Mail letters, Make payments at Walmart and purchase some items when needed. This employment only takes an hour a day and three times a week for $400 weekly. I cannot meet up for an interview because I am currently away helping the disabled students in Turkey. You will be paid in advance for all tasks and purchases to be done on my behalf, and I will forward some of my letters and emails to your residence or nearby post office for you to pick up at your convenience. Upon my arrival, we will discuss the possibility of making this a long-term employment if I am impressed with your services while I am away. My appearance is scheduled for the last week of March 2022 to Apply, and please email your Full name, Address, Alternate email (different from school email), and mobile.

Warmest Regards, Dr. Amartya Grandin

Date of Email: May 2021
Name of "company": World Vision International
Contact name: Dr. Jeffrey Martin / workhrdept@gmail.com / info@worldviitionint.net
Text from email/message:

Good day,

A Personal Assistant is needed by Dr Jeffrey Martin, A business analyst with World Vision International, Personal assistant job involves you working remotely from your location to support a busy executive.
The qualified person should be smart and very resourceful with exceptional communication skill and organization ability
I need your service and skill because I am constantly out of town and I am presently in Alberta, Canada. We will conclude the interview and employment when i return to the state on the 25th of May

Responsibilities:
Coordinating a complex schedule both work and personal
Manage multiple task list
Manage and run personal / business errands
Handle highly confidential / sensitive matters with discretion and tact all the time

Job Type: Part-Time (2-3 hours weekly) Salary: $600 weekly without affecting your regular activities and academics

Urgent / Trial Task
An immediate task requires you to perform an important assignment this week/next week. My Financial adviser will issue you a certified cashier check to execute the task.

After checking my files, your first assignment will be Making Payroll / Paying some of my Bills , running errands to a few Foster Homes which i do twice a Year. You will be purchasing some items for the Less-Privileged kids, at any Closest Local stores to you, and will have them mailed to the respective address i will be given.

Provide your contact details using the format below

NAME
CONTACT ADDRESS (NOT PO BOX)
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
MOBILE:
SEX:
AGE:
ALTERNATIVE EMAIL:

Email your interest to: info@worldvisionint.net, workhrdept@gmail.com

Date of Email: April 2021
Name of "company": Microsoft Exchange Administrator
Contact name: No name in email, coming from Cougarnet
Text from email/message:

Subject: Urgent

Description

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Dear user,

Our registration indicates that you recently requested to close your email account and this will be processed shortly.

If this request was made intentionally kindly ignore, otherwise cancel it by clicking ACCOUNT REACTIVATION to cancel it now and avoid account deactivation within the next 48-hours.

However, if you do not cancel this request, your data will be permanently lost\deleted.

Sincerely,
Microsoft Exchange Administrator.
© copyright 2021

Date of Email: April 2021
Name of "company": Office of the Registrar
Contact name: No name in email, coming from Cougarnet
Text from email/message:

Subject: Visual Payable assistant

Job Description

Virtual Payable assistant (preferably a student ) who wants to earn some money on the side at home/office besides his/her daily work. Pay is $650 / weekly and is negotiable

Interested candidates should email workhrdept@gmail.com with their resumes and must be prepared to start immediately after review of resume is complete

Additional information will be passed across as soon as interest is shown

Thank you

Office of the Registrar
2106 Campus Box, Elon, N.C. 27244
Phone: (336) 278-6676
Fax: (336) 278-6671
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Alamance Building, Room 102

Date of Email: April 2021
Name of "company": Full Throttle
Contact name: No name in email, coming from Cougarnet
Text from email/message:

Subject: HIGHLY FLEXIBLE AND REWARDING . (100% WORTH IT)

Good day,

Full Throttle are looking for Rides Owners to help them Advertise Their Product they can use any type of (vehicles, Boats, Bikes, Trailers and Motorcycles) for the advert and no application fees is required, if you are interested kindly apply via the link below...

CLICK HERE

Date of Email: April 2021
Name of "company": Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)
Contact name: Dr. Jeffrey Martin / workhrdept@gmail.com
Text from email/message:

Subject line: WORK-STUDY POSITION.

Hello Selected candidate,

I am emailing you concerning a new employment offer through the University's recruiting department. offering a part time position that will only require 1-2hrs 3 days a week, no work experience or skill is required.

Find attached for more details

Dr. Jeffrey Martin

workhrdept@gmail.com
Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

Date of Email: March 2021
Name of "company": CCM Advisers
Contact name: Dr. James Ferguson (jamesfegy1@gmail.com)
Text from email/message:

Good Day, my name is James Feguson from CCM Advisers, in respect to Your recent Job application, I want to verify your phone number before Approving your Employment I hope that is fine? Kindly reply so i can be sure Your number is Active.

Date of Email: March 2021
Name of "company": Full Throttle
Contact name: Roger Lewis - monoreal4@gmail.com
Text from email/message:

Hello,

How are you doing? (Full Throttle) are looking for Rides Owners to help them Advertise Their Product they can use any type of (vehicles, Boats, Bikes, Trailers and Motorcycles) for the advert and no application fees is required, They are seeking people to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with an advertisement for (Full Throttle) The advertisements known as auto wraps that almost seem to be painted on their (vehicles, Boats, Bikes, Trailers and Motorcycles) and which will cover some portion of your Rides exterior surface, the company gain lots of exposure and awareness from this kind of Advert, Unlike radio ads or print ads that interrupt a person's reading, wraps attract attention without disturbance, Potential customers can easily spot your message without significant distraction from what they're doing, Customers respond better to advertising that doesn't take an "in-your-face" approach, Many people enjoy striking wraps advertisement and don't mind the advertising, and who are stuck in traffic can not take their eyes off the (vehicles, Boats, Bikes, Trailers and Motorcycles)

Wrap advertising is targeted because you are advertising to your local market, The people who will see your (vehicles, Boats, Bikes, Trailers and Motorcycles) wrap the most are the people in your area, Local marketing produces outstanding results because people like to deal with nearby businesses, This program will last for (3) month, and the minimum period you can participate is (1) month, You will be compensated with ($400) a week which is essentially a "rental" payment for letting our company use your car, in additional you will be getting (3 Parks Of Full Throttle Energy Drink every week) we will also provide detailer's that will handle the advert placement on your (vehicles, Boats, Bikes, Trailers, Motorcycles) these detailer's have been tested and confirmed perfect for the job in order not to leave any damage on your Ride after the end of the program, There will be no fee for gas since you are not driving/riding to anywhere else apart from your daily routine, as you usually do which means there are no obligations whatsoever as to how many miles you have to cover.

We are willing to stand out from our Business, and a vehicle wrap is a wise way to Advertise, Brightly colored, attractive wraps can make your Rides stand out from all the other (vehicles, Boats, Bikes, Trailers and Motorcycles) on the road, Passing drivers won't pay much attention to a plain white Rides on the road, but they will notice a well-designed wrap, Colorful vehicle wraps are so engaging that people's eyes naturally gravitate towards them, if you are willing to Participate in the Advertisement Kindly fill up the information below to apply and send it to the Email Below, that's Mr (Roger Lewis) He is the Hiring Manager

Full Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Phone Number:
Type Of Ride: Vehicle, Boat, Bike, Trailer Or Motorcycle?
Here Is The Email To Send Your Information To: monoreal4@gmail.com

Date of Email: March 2021
Name of "company": UNICEF
Contact name: Dr. Patel (via cougarnet)
Text from email/message:

Hello,

There is an ongoing internship program available with UNICEF. It's a work from home job and currently available to students and staff. Pay is $500 weekly. Kindly get more details and apply below:

APPLY HERE WITH UNICEF INTERNSHIP

Best Regards & Goodluck.
Dr Patel

Date of Email: Feb 2021
Name of "company": No company name
Contact Name: Thomas Herald - using UH cougarnet emails or thomasherald59@gmail.com
Text from email/message:

Dear Applicant,

I wish to congratulate you on the new job, we had to verify all the information you provided. I hope I will have your 100 % loyalty and cooperation. Your quick response to emails and effectiveness will be required, and you will be receiving your first assignment very soon. You will email with detailed instructions, I believe we started with TRUST, HONESTY AND SOUND MIND....! Please assure me of your trust, honesty and commitment.

Thanks for getting back swiftly. Expediency is one of the major qualities I am looking for, I am happy to keep you informed. You have been approved of the position and will start working as soon as possible. A payment will be mailed to you which should be delivered to you this week , after receiving the payment, you will have it processed at your bank. The payment includes your First week pay and the rest will be used to carry out your first assignment.

You are working for me personally as my Payroll Assistant to help me run my errands and bill payment while I’m away.

I have been pretty successful in a handful of ventures which have involved. I am presently in the field working on a Realtor, Industrial Building in the States.

After checking my files, your first assignment will be Making Payroll / Paying some of my Bills , running errands to a few Foster Homes which i do twice a Year. You will be purchasing some items for the Less-Privileged kids, at any Closest Local stores to you, and will have them mailed to the respective address i will be given.

I will email you more information about the Payment delivery and will use this week first Assignment to test your efficiency.

You are to adhere strictly to the Company's Code of Conduct and Privacy Policy that is you are to dress properly like you are in an office environment whenever handling your first assignment.

Here is your Representative Number and should include in any email you send or receive. I await your urgent response.

It is for Confidentiality and Security purposes...**30647ZA121**

Date of Email: February 2021
Name of "company": No company provided
Contact Name: UH cougarnet - looks like "real person"
Text from email/message:

Email subject line: NEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Dear candidate,

I am emailing you concerning a new employment offer through the University’s recruiting department. offering a part time position that will only require 1-2hrs 3 days a week, no work experience or skill is required. You can make $650 weekly without affecting your regular activities and academics

To Apply, kindly follow the link or email/text below

APPLY HERE

Terry Blanch
Administrator
Cell: 904-441-3486
E-mail: terryblanch97@gmail.com

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Date of Email: Jan-Feb 2021
Name of "company": National Crane Services
Contact Name: Thomas Herold - using UH cougarnet emails or thomasherold59@gmail.com
Text from email/message:

Hello Selected candidate,
I am emailing you concerning a new employment offer through the University's recruiting department. offering a part time position that will only require 1-2hrs 3 days a week, no work experience or skill is required. You can make $650 weekly without affecting your regular activities and academics

To Apply, kindly follow the link or email/text below

APPLY HERE

Date of Email: 09/30/20
Name of "company": CORESTAFF SERVICES Inc®
Contact Name: Michelle Wyatt (michellecruz0019@gmail.com)
Text from email/message:

Dear students,
University Of Houston Health professionals have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 over the past months.Therefore the university is organizing an online part time job to sustain the students living.I'm happy to inform you that our reputable company CORESTAFF SERVICES Inc®,is currently running a student empowerment program.

KINDLY EMAIL BACK WITH YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS IF INTERESTED IN THIS JOB POSITION.

Kind Regards
Michelle Wyatt
HR Manager/Consultant
CORESTAFF SERVICES Inc®

Date of Email: 6/26/20
Name of "company": Cornerstone®
Contact Name: Jenifer Scott - candypearl0419@gmail.com
Text from email/message:

Dear student, We got your contact through your school database and I'm happy to inform you that our reputable company Cornerstone® is currently running a student empowerment program. This program is completely school oriented as it has been designed not to deter you from all school activities which is priority for you and this organization. This program is to help loyal and hardworking students like you secure a part time job with an attractive weekly salary.

TO PROCEED WITH THIS JOB OFFER, KINDLY REPLY TO THIS MAIL WITH YOUR ALTERNATE E-MAIL ADDRESS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION.

Best Regards,

Jenifer Scott, HR Recruit Manager/Consultant

Cornerstone® Staffing-Solutions.

Date of Email: 5/19
Name of "company": ASANA INC - Justin Rosenstein
Contact Name: mycareerhub@comcast.net, Kevinking3726@gmail.com
Text from email/message:

Thanks for your application. This email is concerning your request for employment, We are intrigued with your qualification and would like to welcome you to an interview with us for one of our openings

The main purpose of this online interview is for us to get to know you better, and for you to ask any questions you may have. Are you available for a short Interview? Today or Tomorrow It will not take longer than 40 minutes. I will need you to set-up a screen name with google Hangout and add the HR Manager screen name: Kevinking3726@gmail.com

ontact the HR Manager Mr Dave K. King at Kevinking3726@gmail.com for more details.

I wish you good luck in the meeting.

Justin Rosenstein
Board Member & ADVISER, ASANA
1550 Bryant St #200, San Francisco,
San Francisco.
309 - 889-1459
www.Asana.com

Date of Email: 5/14
Name of "company": CORESTAFF SERVICES Inc
Contact Name: michael smith <ms9738910@gmail.com>
Text from email/message:

Dear students,

University of Houston health professionals have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 over the past two months.Therefore the university is organizing an online part time job to sustain the students living.I'm happy to inform you that our reputable company CORESTAFF SERVICES Inc®,is currently running a student empowerment program.

KINDLY EMAIL BACK WITH YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS IF INTERESTED IN THIS JOB POSITION.

Kind Regards
Michael Smith
HR Manager/Consultant
CORESTAFF SERVICES Inc®

Date of Email: 5/6
Name of "company": CISCOsystems®
Contact Name: jack Sanders jacksanders411@gmail.com
Text from email/message:

Dear student,

We got your contact through your school database and I'm happy to inform you that our reputable company CISCOsystems® is currently running a student empowerment program. This program is completely school oriented as it has been designed not to deter you from all school activities which is priority for you and this organisation. This program is to help loyal and hardworking students like you secure a part time job with an attractive weekly salary.

TO PROCEED WITH THIS JOB OFFER, KINDLY REPLY TO THIS MAIL IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION.

Best Regards,

Jack Sanders,
HR Recruit Manager/Consultant
CISCOsystems Inc®.

Date of Email: 4/3, 4/9 & 4/12
Name of "company": N/A
Contact Name: sarahmarkk32@gmail.com / turnerjessica199@gmail.com
Text from email/message:

Part time job for the University of Houston students. Reply back if you are interested.

Date: 3/24/2020
Name of company: Sprout Shopper
Contact Name: Matthew T. Kerns
Text from email/message:

Attention Shopper!

How are you today? Just want to let you know that your first assignment payment/purchase package of $2950 for your retail Service evaluation will be delivered to you today via the postal service, i implore you to proceed to your bank and deposit the check today once received (in which it will clear same day or within 24 hrs of deposit) and do email me as soon as the check is being deposited... I have attached final update & instructions on how to complete your first assignment to this email, read the attached instruction and confirm. Please do email and text assignment report to matthew.kernz@icloud.com and (323) 408-1193

Please confirm the receipt of this email by saying (EMAIL RECEIVED)

Matthew T. Kerns
Hiring Manager
Sprout Shopper®

Date of Email: 3/1/2020
Name of "company": Fredonia.edu / "university's recruiting department"
Contact Name: Donald M Karr
Text from email:

We are emailing you concerning a new development offer through the university's recruiting department. See attached for more details.

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Attachment contained:

( WORK-STUDY POSITION )
I am Dr Jark Smith and I work as a clinical counselor for the department of Disability Resources and Educational Services. I provide individual and group therapy, coaching, assessment and academic screenings to support students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible) registered with Disability Resources and Educational Services. A large percentage of the students served by the mental health unit have psychiatric disabilities or co-morbid psychiatric disabilities and need mental health support to be successful at the university.

In addition, many University of students with academic difficulties and no prior diagnosis are seen and assessed through the academic screening and assessment process. I also am the director of supervision, training and coordination of counseling psychology and clinical psychology graduate students of the United States who have practicums at Disability Resources and Educational Services and APA-accredited school psychology pre-doctoral interns. You have received this email because you have an offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me while we help Students with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services but as my temporary personal assistant. I care about Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Children, Civil Rights and Social Action, Education, Environment, Disaster and Humanitarian Relief, Social Services and lots more. This is a very simple employment. You will only help me Mail letters,purchase some Items when needed. This employment only takes an hour a day and 3 times a week for $450 weekly and you receiving $150 a day.

I am unable to meetup for an interview because I am currently away and helping the disabled students in Australia. You will be paid in advance for all tasks and purchased to be done on my behalf and some of my personal letters and mails will be forwarded to your residence or nearby post office for you to pick up at your convenience. Upon my arrival we will discuss the possibility of making this a long-term employment if I am impressed with your services.

To Apply, Get back to us with the information listed below so we can process your application as to consider it valid to commence working with us.

NAME
CONTACT ADDRESS (NOT PO BOX)
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
MOBILE:
SEX:
AGE:
ALTERNATIVE EMAIL:
Rest of the details about the job will be sent to your alternative email address.

Dr Jark Smith

Clinical Counselor
Disability Resources and Educational Services
(DRES)

Best Regards

Date of Email: 2/25/200
Name of "company": CPG Corporation
Contact Name: Vincent LOH
Situation:

  1. Student was called and asked to download communication apps
  2. After messaging with an individual the student recieved a written offer letter. The offer letter was on letterhead and they were asked to sign.
  3. Following the offer letter the student was asked if they were near an ATM

Date of Email:2/17/2020
Name of "company": Department of Disability Resources and Educational Services
Contact Name: Dr. Mike Long
Text from email:

(WORK-STUDY POSITION)

I am Dr. Mike Long and I work as a clinical counselor for the department of Disability Resources and Educational Services. I provide individual and group therapy, coaching, assessment and academic screenings to support students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible) registered with Disability Resources and Educational Services. A large percentage of the students served by the mental health unit have psychiatric disabilities or co-morbid psychiatric disabilities and need mental health support to be successful at the university.

In addition, many University of students with academic difficulties and no prior diagnosis are seen and assessed through the academic screening and assessment process. I also am the director of supervision, training and coordination of counseling psychology and clinical psychology graduate students of the United States who have practicums at Disability Resources and Educational Services and APA-accredited school psychology pre-doctoral interns.

You have received this email because you have an offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me while we help Students with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services but as my temporary personal assistant. I care about Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Children, Civil Rights and Social Action, Education, Environment, Disaster and Humanitarian Relief, Social Services and lots more. This is a very simple employment. You will only help me Mail letters,purchase some Items when needed. This employment only takes an hour a day and 3 times a week for $300 weekly and you receiving $100 a days

I am unable to meetup for an interview because I am currently away and helping the disabled students in Australia. You will be paid in advance for all tasks and purchased to be done on my behalf and some of my personal letters and mails will be forwarded to your residence or nearby post office for you to pick up at your convenience. Upon my arrival we will discuss the possibility of making this a long-term employment if I am impressed with your services.

To Apply, Get back to us with the information listed below so we can process your application as to consider it valid to commence working with us.

NAME
CONTACT ADDRESS (NOT PO BOX)
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
MOBILE:
SEX:
AGE:
ALTERNATIVE EMAIL:
Include hangout Id if you have it:

Rest of the details about the job will be sent to your alternative email address.

Dr. Mike Long

Clinical Counselor
Disability Resources and Educational Services
(DRES)

Best Regards.

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Date of Email: 2/11/2030 and 2/17/2020
Name of "company": Devon Energy HR
Contact Name: Devon Energy
Text from email:

Hi [name],

We had a look at your school resume on your school job search, and we have a job from home or school for you. We need you to be our data Entry Representative and play a supporting role in managing a database.Our company decided to create a job from home or school for students which you are one.The company will set up a mini-office at your convenient place. The pay is $30 per hour, working for 5-12 hours weekly. We offer a competitive benefit package which includes,among others, health,dental, vision,prescription, life insurance, long- and short — term disability, 401 plans e.t.c.

Devon Energy Corporation is an American independent natural gas, natural gas liquids, and petroleum exploration company focused on onshore exploration and production in North America. The company is headquartered in the 50-story Devon Energy Centre, completed in 2012, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Devon Energy Corporation is a leading independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Devon's operations are focused onshore in the United States and Canada.

You will be attached to a supervisor that will train you on what to do and you can schedule your free time with the supervisor.

Kindly confirm you're available and get back to me with your number as soon as possible.

Date of Email: Nov 11, 2019
Name of "company": Department of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)
Contact Name: Dr. Samuel Bender
Text from email:

Dear Student,

I am Dr. Samuel Bender and I work as a clinical counselor for the department of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES). I provide individual and group therapy, coaching, assessment and academic screenings to support students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible)registered with DRES. A large percentage of the students served by the mental health unit have psychiatric disabilities or co-morbid psychiatric disabilities and need mental health support to be successful at the university. In addition,many University of students with academic difficulties and no prior diagnosis are seen and assessed through the academic screening and assessment process. I also am the director of supervision, training and coordination of counseling psychology and clinical psychology graduate students of the United States who have practicums at DRES and APA-accredited school psychology pre-doctoral interns.You have received this email because you have an offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me while we help Students with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services but as my temporary personal assistant. I care about Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Children, Civil Rights and Social Action, Education, Environment, Disaster and Humanitarian Relief, Social Services and lots more.This is a very simple employment.

You will only help me Mail letters, Make payments at Walmart and purchase some Items when needed. This employment only takes an hour a day and 3 times a week for $480 weekly.I am unable to meetup for an interview because I am currently away and helping the disabled students in Australia.

You will be paid in advance for all tasks and purchased to be done on my behalf and some of my personal letters and mails will be forwarded to your residence or nearby post office for you to pick up at your convenience. Upon my arrival we will discuss the possibility of making this a long-term employment if I am impressed with your services while I am away. My arrival is scheduled for the Last week of December, 2019.

To Apply, Please email your Full name, Address, Alternate email (different from school email) and mobile and Correspondent will reply you as soon as possible.

Best Regards.

Date of Email: Oct 17, 2019
Name of "company":Thomas Payne
Contact Name: Thomas Payne
Text from email:

Hello,

how are you doing? Are you still seeking for a part-time job? I'm contacting you because there is an open position. If you are interested in the position get back to me as soon as you can with your personal email to get started and your phone number for easy communication Work 4- 8 hours weekly and the pay is $200 on weekly basis. Warm Regards

Warm Regards.

Date of Email: Oct 4, 2019
Name of "company":Cisco Systems Inc®
Contact Name: Nathan Philips
Text from email:

Dear Student,

We got your contact through your school database and I'm happy to inform you that our reputable company Cisco Systems Inc® is currently running a student empowerment program. This program is to help devoted and hardworking students secure a part time job which does not deter them from doing any other, you just need a few hours to do this weekly and with an attractive weekly wages.

KINDLY EMAIL BACK WITH YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS IF INTERESTED IN THIS JOB POSITION.

Best Regards,

Nathan Philips
HR Manager/Consultant
Cisco Systems Inc®

Date of Email: Oct 4, 2019
Name of "company":
Contact Name: Anthony Blake
Text from email:

Hello, how are you doing? Are you still seeking for a part-time job? I'm contacting you because there is an open position. If you are interested in the position Send your personal email and mobile number for the job description to get started. Work 4-8 hours weekly and the pay is $200 on weekly basis. Will be expecting your prompt response.

Warm Regards
Anthony Blake

Date of Email: Sep 16, 2019
Name of "company": Barry Callebaut Inc.®
Contact Name: Edward Husber
Text from email:

Dear Students,

I'm happy to inform you that our reputable company (BARRY CALLEBAUT) is currently running a student empowerment program.

This program is to help loyal and hardworking students like you secure a part time work from home job which does not deter you from doing any other,

You just need a few hours to do this weekly and with an attractive weekly salary.

KINDLY EMAIL BACK WITH YOUR ALTERNATE EMAIL AND PHONE NUMBER IF INTERESTED IN THIS JOB POSITION.

Kind Regards.

Edward Husber,
HR Manager
Barry Callebaut Inc.®

Date of Email: July 24, 2019
Name of "company": CiscoSystems
Contact Name: Ryan Jacobs
Text from email:

Dear student,

We got your contact through your school database and I'm happy to inform you that our reputable company CISCOsystems® is currently running a student empowerment program.

This program is completely school oriented as it has been designed not to deter you from all school activities which is priority for you and this organization. This program is to help loyal and hardworking students like you secure a part time job with an attractive weekly salary.

TO PROCEED WITH THIS JOB OFFER, KINDLY REPLY TO THIS MAIL WITH YOUR ALTERNATE E-MAIL ADDRESS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION.

Best Regards,

Ryan Jacob,
HR Recruit Manager/Consultant
CISCOsystems Inc®

Date of Email: July 21, 2019
Name of "company": Elkay Manufacturing Company
Contact Name: Charles Marcus
Text from email:

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“I'm very happy to inform you about the job opportunity in conjunction with your school (University of Houston ) we got your mail from your school database...our reputable company (Elkay Manufacturing Company) is running a student empowerment program.... this program is to help the hard-working student to secure a work at home job, this will not stop you from your daily works and your school activities... all you need is just an hour or two to carry out the job weekly.. your wages will be $300 USD per week...

kindly get back to us if you are interested in this job opportunity.”

FAQs

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Contact your bank.

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Employers use text messaging to source and interview candidates. Texting is more immediate than other forms of communication, so the recruiting process can move faster. Be sure to keep your messages concise and professional.

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Common Scams
  • Advance Fee Scams. ...
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Fake job adverts are listed to entice people to apply, so fraudsters can gain personal information, including national insurance details, bank details, date of birth and address, to steal your identity. Advance fee scams are very common.

Where can I complain about a fake job offer? ›

However, if you have already become a victim of job fraud then what can be done? How to resolve Jobs/Employment Complaints in India? First and foremost you should lodge a complaint at your nearest police station. The police station has a special cyber cell group which is expert in dealing such crimes.

How do you check if a job is real? ›

What to look for to determine if a job is a scam
  1. The recruiter contacts you. ...
  2. You receive a job offer right away. ...
  3. The pay is extremely high. ...
  4. The schedule seems too flexible. ...
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How can I make sure my job is legit? ›

When you're evaluating a job offer, consider these steps:
  1. Check Your Sources. ...
  2. Don't Skip the Interview. ...
  3. Take Your Time. ...
  4. Pay Nothing. ...
  5. Don't Deposit a Suspicious Check. ...
  6. Remain Skeptical. ...
  7. Beware of Scammy Job Titles.
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What happens if someone lies on a job application? ›

Falsification of a job application, or lying during an interview, is generally considered disqualifying misconduct. However, that does not apply very easily if the claimant lied in answering an illegal question, i.e., a question that the employer is not supposed to be asking.

How do I report a fake recruitment agency? ›

Stop all communication with the 'agency' but make a note of their details and report it to Action Fraud. If you've given them any money, contact your bank immediately. Warn the operators of the website where you placed your CV that their site is being used by fraudsters.

How do I report a fake consultancy? ›

The victim has to submit their complaint to the National Consumer Helpline if any fraud has taken place. Call the toll-free number 1800114000 OR 14404 to report your issue instantaneously.

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