Sunday, March 18, 2012

Funny job scams

I have plans to visit friends on Aruba this summer and usually wherever I go I check Internet for the area’s IT background - user groups, interesting IT events and job postings. I am yet to discover and attend a meeting somewhere exotic but job postings are always fun – and Arubian weren’t a disappointment. Look at this top three list:

D… Consulting Limited., Lagos, Nigeria. We require reputable persons having prime experience and capable of providing Information Technology and others Service (as individuals or in a team). Salary indication (individual) – US $15,000 – 20,000 per month. All relevant information/ notification / CV/ Resume should be forwarded via word document attachment to the below email as follows for immediate consideration.

Kind of disappointing that position does not promise an adoption into a royal family..

Hardy Oil and Gas PLC, Korūna, Pakistan requires the services of reputable and devoted workers for the under listed job positions. Qualified persons should contact us immediately for job placement. Application process-please send us your documents by email: 1). Resume 2). Recent photo 3). Passport Copy. Email:

The list includes 20 professions, from cooks and cleaners to language teachers, nurses and Internet experts (probably to move the oil company corporate mail system out of yahoo). Surprisingly drill masters or geologists are not required. The Hardy Oil and Gas actually exists, registered in Great Britain and of course owns first-level “com” and “in” domains.

The last one is the only which looks legitimate (no word “reputable” in the description) – and I totally see Paul Rudd in this role:

The C… Hotel urgently needs the services of devoted and hardworking workers, who are ready to work after undergoing enlistment training: INTERNET SERVICE EXPERT,COMPUTER OPERATOR,CAFÉ MANAGER

Now this is a dream IT job – computers and coffee!

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