Dec 142012
 
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I received this email ‘from’ a colleague the other day:

Subject: We invite you to work in your spare time for 100 Eur per hour

We invite you to work in the remote assistant position.

This work takes 2-3 hours per week and requires absolutely no investment.
The essence of this work for incoming client requests in your city.
The starting salary is about 2500 EUR per month + bonuses.

You get paid your salary every 2 weeks and your bonuses after fulfilling each task!

We guarantee work for everyone. But we accept applications this week only!
Therefore, you should write a request right now. And you will start earning money, starting from next week.

Please indicate in the request:
Your name:
Your email address:
City of residence:

Please send the request to my email Benito@neweurowork.com,and I will answer you personally as soon as possible

Sincerely,
Benito Dailey

 

I wasn’t very impressed with his maths though so I replied:

Your maths is terrible…

€100 per hour, 2-3 hours per week. Even if we assume the full 3 hours a week that’s €300 per week, multiplied by 4.33 weeks in a month takes us to €1300 per month. So where do you get you 2500 EUR a month that you quote?

I think this is a scam and you’re trying to rip me off.

MaFt

Obviously the email wasn’t actually from my colleague, they just used his email address as the ‘from’ address to make it look a bit more normal. Seriously though, if they want to try and scam people they need to work on their maths – no sensible person would take them up on their offer until they get that sorted.