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Red Cross ‘Job Offer’ Scam Email

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline

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.

Brief Analysis

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.

Example

Subject: SHOULD WE DISQUALIFY YOUR FILE??-

Dear applicants,
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.

[Link removed]

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
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1-Food Supply
2-Builders
3-Carpenters
4-Drivers
5-Laundry
6-Doctors and Nurses
7-Accountants
8-Engineers
9-Architech
10-Required staff nurse
11-English Speaking Skilled Helpers.
12-Logistics Officer/ Equipment Control?
13-Project Managers;
14-Interior Designers;
15-Interior Design Inspector;
16-Electrical & Mechanical Site Engineers /Inspectors;
17-Executive Secretary / preferably bi-lingual
18-Planner
19-Quantity Surveyors,
20-Structural Engineer,
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
27-Random

More members needed.
-Full name
-Address
-Country
-Mobile

Regards
Diane MARPHY
Mr. Mark Perlt
Coordinators
Flood dept.
American Red Cross,
Washington, DC 98148

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Together , we can save a life.

 

Detailed Analysis

Email Offers $250 Per Day Jobs With Red Cross

According to this email, you can grab a well payed job working with the American Red Cross by filling in an attached membership form and submitting an enrollment fee.

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

However, the email is not from the Red Cross and the supposed job vacancies do not exist.

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

Be very cautious of unsolicited job offers that arrive via email. Large organizations such as the Red Cross are very unlikely to attempt to recruit workers via such a method.

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.

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer