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Old 07-02-2013, 07:48 AM
 
Location: midtown mile area, Atlanta GA
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Good Morning

Dear applicant,we apologize for the delay in response, as in regards to your resume that was forwarded to our head department for the Office/Payroll Clerk Position, The Hiring Desk have reviewed your resume for the Office/Payroll Clerk Position and we believe you have the required qualifications to proceed. This is a Office/Payroll Clerk Position, Working hours are from 8am-3pm,Monday-Friday.The starting pay is $24.75 /hr for this Office/Payroll Clerk Position, you are also expected to come online through Yahoo Messenger during working hours.

I want you to setup a yahoo messenger and if you got one already use it, Add Mrs DEBORA GRAYSON the Hiring Manager and IM her on this ID: (officedesk0@yahoo.com) asap for the interview/briefing and comprehensive job details.This is our first step to proceed further. she will be on online waiting for you. Interview Schedule date/time is on Tuesday 2nd of July 2013...

Best Regards

Human Resources

This was the weird email I received this morning. Has anyone else received anything like this? I am not responding because it's not addressed specifically to me.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:50 AM
 
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Did you apply for this job specifically? If not delete it immediately and do not click on any links.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:51 AM
 
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Total scam. They'll likely be fishing for your personal info during your IM interview. The broken grammar and Google-translatese wording is a major red flag in my book - not to mention the use of Yahoo Messenger for a position in which you would theoretically be dealing with personal and confidential payroll information.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:53 AM
 
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It's a phishing expedition. Delete it immediately. Whoever sent this is related to the Nigerian Oil Minister.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:58 AM
 
Location: midtown mile area, Atlanta GA
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Thanks. I thought it was fishy.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:58 AM
 
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what everyone else said. scam.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:58 AM
 
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scam
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:07 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Scam. If the content wasn't a dead giveaway the horrible grammar should have been!
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:10 AM
 
Location: midtown mile area, Atlanta GA
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It must be scam day. I just got a text message from someone (an IL area code) saying that they had seen my resume, and wanted my email address. I deleted the text.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Scam. If the content wasn't a dead giveaway the horrible grammar should have been!
Have you read that stuff most HR departments put out? The content marks it clearly as a scam, but the grammar is unfortunately unremarkable.
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