This person 646-807-9317 replied to a Craigslist ad I had and was very fishy. They wanted me to reply via e-mail Jensdaveinc@gmail.com , fishy number 1. Then requested a résumé, fishy number 2, got very rude when I asked for details, fishy number 3, searched for the email and phone number online. Verified SCAM!
Let me tell you some things I look for to avoid wasting my time. I apologize if you find any of my statements offensive, but I have witnessed too many people be screwed through the Internet. Please don't feel detached and safe online. Be VERY CAUTIOUS!
-Western Union/Checks or any mention of funds not transferred in a cash to hand manner are BS.
-if a person is replying to an ad and doesn't mention the specifics of that item it is likely to be a scam(ie. calling it an item, or saying advert instead of ad or post or a specific site). Remember this:
The LESS SPECIFIC the MORE SUSPICIOUS!!!!!
-if they immediately ask you to contact them in a different manner than they are contacting you in...often means they are looking for bites/leads to screw you.
-Real people want to know YOU are for real, they aren't going to jump in with you without DETAILS. If they don't want details, they aren't for real!!!!
-if they ask you for ANY personal non-relevant information prior to meeting, this is common sense...DON'T TELL ANYONE YOUR BANK/SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS! They don't need it for legitimate business! If its regarding a job for you, save that info for after ALL normal procedure...interviews and a period of dicision on the employers part. I have news for you...you are never the only applicant with a real company! it takes time to weigh the variables of potential employees, to contact previous employers and references. X
-look at it this way! EVERYONE from the Internet is out to scam you. Let them prove they aren't!
- the second things don't feel right, they probably aren't, don't waste anymore of your time! And if you feel the need, let the Internet Fraud Division of the FBI know about the person!
Thanks for your time. And I am seeking employment, preferably in private securities. You can contact me @ email@example.com Obviosly if you are a scammer I will not be giving you any info or cashing any checks for you or being victim to any of the other countless scams. Also I will report you! Everywhere I can!!!