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Offer Letters sent by SMS - SCAM | FAKE

Hello all who use FixYa for their daily questions and solutions to common problems and concerns.


I have become alarmed with the amount of questions I see regarding "Job Offer Letters" sent to cell phones and mobile devices thru SMS text messages.


These messages prompt users to go to a webpage (usually a link such as www.ifile.it/efjg9w6 ) to download their offer letter, stating that their resume was selected. A viable company would usually have a respectable "known" domain name associated with all client facing offers and would be using that, not third party anonymous file hosts.


When you download the offer letter, you will find your name is no where to be found on the document / PDF or JPG image. You will also find the document to be peppered with grammatical errors. Worst of all, you will find it telling you that you need to pay a cash deposit before the interview date. This is a big red flag and should send off alarm bells up and down your spine.


These fraudulent offers seem to be targeting people in the Middle East, Asia, India, etc...


I urge you to ignore these SMS messages and do NOT send money to a company you don't know. By all means, ask questions, call them, email them and be proactive before committing your money to any type of "too good to be true" offer. You can never be too safe, then sorry.


Regards,
Chris

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