FOX47 NEWS - E-mail Scam Targets Job Hunters

Jeff Angileri
Apr 14, 2009, 8:19 PM

Habitat For Humanity is warning people about a new e-mail scam targeting job-hunters.

In the e-mail, the sender claims to be a recruiter from Habitat For Humanity International. The e-mail says you could make up to $7,000 a month, work from home, and earn a commission on any private donations.

Habitat workers say this is a scam, because they don't pay commissions, and say the e-mail is likely targeting people in the construction industry.

It's become a difficult time for some people in that industry, so they're targeting people working in that industry in the hopes for a get rich quick scam, said Cheryl McCollum, Habitat spokesperson.

If you get an e-mail or message out of the blue from someone you don't normally do business with or don't have any contact with, you've got to question why they're offering work to you all of a sudden, said Jim Rabbitt, director of Consumer Protection.

If you're unsure whether an e-mail is a scam or not, never send money and never give your personal information.

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