We have seen an increase in fake job offers. If anyone has sent you an email with an unsolicited job and an offer to send you a large amount of money in checks, this is most likely a scam.
Examples of this fraud requests:
- The sender does not work at the organization.
- The reply-to address is a free email account (such as Gmail or Yahoo) for jobs at prestigious international organizations. Those organizations have their own email address and never use free email.
- As a reading test, they ask that you contact them from a free email service. This helps them bypass fraud monitoring tools.
- Conversations only over email and text with statements around the inability to speak due to being busy or traveling.
- Checks are mailed to you to cash, and they ask you to send them the money via a cash app.
- They cannot meet you in person and only speak via text and email.
- There is no job application or other job paperwork.
Never cash checks received from an unknown source. Once the bank finds out it is a fake check, it will take the money from your account.
Concerned the email is a scam? Send it to email@example.com.