American Red Cross Worker

How the scam works:

The American Red Cross, is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States. Unfortunately, scammers are taking advantage of good souls by claiming to be working for the Red Cross. There are two variations of the scam:

Scenario 1. You might receive an offer to get a job with the American Red Cross. Salary is good, conditions are great, and you can fulfill your dreams of helping people and even get money for it! Once you agree to the preliminary offer, you might be invited to connect with a lawyer to seal the deal. That’s where the scam happens: as soon as you get the ball rolling with the lawyer, you will be required to pay a small admin fee.

Little do you know that there is no real lawyer, there is no real job with the Red Cross. Scammers just charge your credit card, get your cash, and eventually steal your personal information. Never pay for a job, a job is supposed to pay you!  So if you get a job offer like that, ignore it and share in the comments section below the name of the scammer!


Scenario 2. Unfortunately, late calamities such as Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent snow and ice storms that have hit the Northeast have made headlines all over the world.

The number of relief workers flooding the areas has been a testimony to the goodness of mankind. However, there are those that are still scamming workers by posing as Red Cross staff members.

Whenever a disaster occurs, scammers are offering money and transportation to clean-up sites. They ask individuals to gather at a local public parking lot to load in a van or bus to travel to affected areas (such as New York and New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy) to assist with clean up efforts, and will be paid a certain amount of money per day. With that incentive, they also ask for donations, cash or objects, which they never give the Red Cross. However, they are not affiliated with the American Red Cross in any way.

How to avoid:

The American Red Cross advises that they never pay relief workers and they also do not accept spontaneous workers at their cleanup sites. All Red Cross workers are unpaid volunteers who have had extensive background checks completed before they are allowed to work at these sites. This measure prevents criminal elements from going in and looting ravaged areas. True Red Cross volunteers also have went through extensive disaster relief training before being deployed to devastated areas.

It is against the law to pose as a Red Cross staff member or volunteer. Ask to see proper identification if approached by one of these people. Make sure to report them to local law enforcement agencies. When so many have lost so much, scammers trying to take advantage just multiply the tragedy.

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Sabastian Chigwida

Good morning Kindly find and confirm if the message below from Martin Cooper is genuine or scam. Regards Martin Cooper sabchigwida@gmail.com Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 7:49 PM OFFER LETTER Important because you marked it as important. Dear Applicant, With the approval of the Management of ARC, we are delighted to formally offer you the Employment to work with American Red Cross for the provision of Expatriates Relation Services for the period duly specified in your Offer Letter{Renewable}. Please find attached Copy of your Offer Letter for your perusal and immediate action if the terms of work are acceptable to… Read more »

N.Musonda

Have also received the same mail from Martin Cooper,am doubting it as well please advise.

PEARL

I HAVE RECEIVED THE SAME OFFER LETTER PLEASE ADVISE

Wallie Michael

I have also received the same email from some guy claiming to be Martin Cooper and I have accepted the Offer Letter and also provided my contact details (email & phone). what will happen to my contact details now?

Please advise

GERRIT

I HAVE RECEIVED THE SAME OFFER LETTER PLEASE ADVISE

KOANI SERI

I HAVE RECEIVED THE SAME OFFER LETTER PLEASE ADVISE

joseph

I also received same mail

janine van willingh

i have also received such a letter and i have paid a MRV fee of $350. will i be able to get my money back as i had to take out a loan.

Dee

I also received the Martin Cooper fraud scam letter of offer

philmous

I have aswell received a martin cooper offer letter.how would I help to stop the spam?

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