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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,and I will answer you personally as soon as possible

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.


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.