Email purporting to be from the American Red Cross claims that the organization is recruiting staff to work in a disaster zone and will pay workers $250 per day. To procure one of the positions, you are instructed to fill in a membership form and pay an ‘enrollment’ fee.
The email is not from the Red Cross and the listed job vacancies are not real. The email is an attempt to trick you into sending money and personal information to criminals. If you receive one of these emails, do not reply, open any attachments, or click any links.
American Red Cross is still recruiting members to be paid 250usd daily to assist in the Philippine Typhoon victims, If you know your name is not in our lists for departure as attached, kindly identify urgently by returning
our membership filled form and enrollment fee. Below are flight reservations for about 490 enrolled members, Second and Third Edition.
Reservation Number: 2CHAA9
last name: MALUA
Reservation Number: 2CHAOO
last name: DAWN
Reservation Number: ZYVCKP
last name EVAH
Reservation Number: ZYVB7N
last name : JULIE
] VACANCIES INCLUDES
6-Doctors and Nurses
10-Required staff nurse
11-English Speaking Skilled Helpers.
12-Logistics Officer/ Equipment Control?
15-Interior Design Inspector;
16-Electrical & Mechanical Site Engineers /Inspectors;
17-Executive Secretary / preferably bi-lingual
21-Landscape Architect & Inspector
22-Required technician for repairing Refrigerator Washing machine and Ovans
23-Required urgently for various new projects acquired by White Young.
24-Secretary in Microsoft Office
25-Required Steel Fabrication supervisor
26-Freezer / chiller container Technician. Urgently
More members needed.
Mr. Mark Perlt
American Red Cross,
Washington, DC 98148
Together , we can save a life.
Email Offers $250 Per Day Jobs With Red Cross
The email claims that workers are required to assist with the typhoon disaster in the Philippines and will be paid $250 per day.
The email includes a lengthy list of supposed job vacancies and warns that you must act urgently to procure a position if your name is not already enrolled.
Email is a Scam – Not From Red Cross
The message is a scam designed to trick you into sending money and personal information to Internet criminals. The ‘membership’ form asks for personal and financial details that may later be used to steal your identity.
And, the ‘enrollment fee’ will go straight into the pockets of the criminals.
Moreover, if you are initially tricked into sending the requested money and information, the scammers may send further requests that claim there are other job-related expenses that must be paid upfront.
By pretending that recipients will miss out on the supposed job if they do not act quickly, the scammers create a sense of urgency that may cause some people to proceed rapidly and without due caution.
Beware Unsolicited Job Offers
And treat as suspect any job offer that requires you to submit fees to cover various expenses before taking the job. This is a common criminal ruse.