How The Scam Works:
Let’s say that you are looking for a job and post your resume online. A few days later you receive an email from an established organization. “Hello”, the message says, “we found your resume online and understand you are looking for a job. We are a TV station (or a humanitarian group with a fancy name) that is producing a show in Rwanda (or any other under developed country). Our mandate is to raise funds for underprivileged kids in the country and have so far been lucky – our show has attracted several sponsors and donors”. How does the scam work?
Watch the video below to see in detail the Humanitarian Job Scam exposed:
The message continues: “The only problem is that our organization cannot cash the checks received from all over the world here in Rwanda and are offering this opportunity as a job to those interested. If you would like to join our team and support these kids, while also making money, this is the job for you. You will be paid 5% from every check you cash. We will send you the checks, and all you have to do is deposit them into your account, keep 5% as your commission, and wire us the rest”.
Their message is supported by incredible emotional pictures from location and Facebook pages, and both aimed to prove that they are real. These are pictures that are stolen from the Internet. What’s even worse – is that these do-good organizations exist, but the scammers just impersonate their staff.
What happens if you accept the “job” is that once you deposit the first check and wire them the cash, the check will bounce in a few business days.
How To Avoid The Humanitarian Job Offer Scam:
As tempting as this sounds, stay away from the offer. Never get into an exchange receiving cheques and sending back cash. Never. Excuses will always be available – don’t fall for them.
How To Report The Humanitarian Job Offer Scam
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