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March 19, 2010

Job Scam Example

Filed under: Author's Post,Fraud,Fraud Alerts,Fraud Schemes,Fraud Trends — fraudjournal @ 6:33 PM

Like most of us, the loss of jobs has hit someone we know. The latest statistics touted was that at least 1 in 5 to 1 in 4 of us are without jobs. And not that fraudsters are bad enough as it is, they have stooped to a new low – scamming those desperately seeking jobs by offering a position that will auto deposit your paycheck after you pass a telephone interview. I received one of these and I forward this information to you to share with others.

The sender is ProteusInc, with an email of If you google, this you will find several companies with this as a business name or product line. However, there is one website that has noted this is a hoax. Here is what was sent to me stating they got my CV from the USAJobs website.

As usual, we all need to be careful and be cognizant that fraudsters will always find a way to take advantage of us during our lowest times and saddest moments.


Executive Manager position for Carol Bacon

Human Resource Department []

Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 7:56 AM


Carol Bacon

Dear Carol Bacon

The FederalJobs provided us your curriculum vitae. Therefore our company is ready to propound you a work of an “Executive Manager”.

Your charges are:

Record keeping on what you’ve done

Form a list of customers in the USA

The information providing to clients

carrying out of financial transactions within the USA. You will get all the further instructions during an interview over the phone.

Staff claims:

Age: from 25

Citizenship: US

You  need to  have 3-5 free hours every day  to fulfill all your job.

The payment for this vacancy makes up to 5000USD monthly. Money will be carried out to your bank account every month. If you are really interested in our suggestion, please do not delay making a settlement.

For more detailed information please follow this steps:

Register at our webpage There you’ll find a line of “Executive Manager”, where you should complete all the fields carefully. Our security department will control everything.

Sign a agreement with our organization. We’d like to thank you in advance. We really appreciate your will to join our organization.

Pass an phone interview

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END of Email

1 Comment »

  1. Thank you for posting this to get people aware of fraud as it is a horrible thing to hit someone when they’re down. I just wanted to add for everyone that no civilian companies have access to the USAJOBS website as it is a Federal government website so you should never believe any email you get from a civilian company claiming they found you through USAJOBS. Also, please note that FederalJobs is not the same as USAJOBS. They are a civilian website ( that says they have government jobs but most are not accurate. The official URL for USAJOBS is

    Comment by USAJOBS User — March 22, 2010 @ 5:29 AM | Reply

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