As if it's not hard enough being unemployed right now, Nigerian scammers are trolling Craigslist, wasting the jobless' precious — OK, not so precious — time with fake employment offers. Hopefully no one's gullible enough to send money.
A tipster reached out to us after "interviewing" for a job she found on Craigslist (one posted here but since removed) purporting to pay $19/hour to work from home entering data and routing electronic records. Despite a plethora of capitalization and punctuation errors in the questions, she answered an email interview.
Next, she was asked to deposit a check, deduct some money, and forward the balance to a "payment agent." Luckily this set off alarm bells.
After the victim provided the requested information, this comical list of interview questions came next:
And finally, the request for money. Typically, the victim in a situation like this will deposit a bad check from the perpetrator, use some of the money, and forward a check for the balance back to the perpetrator. Then the check originally sent to the victim bounces.