Job opportunity without a single name

Today we received some job hiring emails that looked like this:

careerbuilder scam

It has been formatted nicely and appears to have come from a large job search website.

The message reads as follows:

Dear Job Seeker,

Upon reviewing your resume on we have decided to offer you a job opportunity with our company. The job position is for a Payment Manager/Payments Processor in your area with no obligation to relocate.

Job strong-point: commissions without sales.

Job Type:

– Accounting – Finance
– Admin – Clerical
– Customer Service


– Proficiency at using Microsoft Office
– Possibility to check e-mail three times per day
– U.S. citizenship or permanent residence/green card
– Desired education level: High School
– Experience: no requirements
– Required travel: no
– Relocation: no


– Bonuses and commissions for each processed order
– No contact with our customers

Salary and commissions:

– Salary plus commissions: $85,000-$95,000 per year

– Employment type: full-time or part-time

Please contact us by replying to this e-mail if you are interested and we will provide more information.

HR Department

You might be tempted to try out your luck with such a generous offer, but before doing that, the lack of your name and absence of the hiring company’s name should arouse suspicion about this mail.

The Reply-To field in the mail header tells another story, that the sender is probably not from a well set-up business. Otherwise why would they send the email a main website address, but have you reply to an AOL account?

In fact, this is a typical example of money mule hiring scams that are constantly seen in spam messages.

Always think twice before responding when you are contacted by a potential employer, especially when there’s no mention of the name of the company that is actually interested.