Monday, December 27, 2010

Today's scam

Here's the (redacted) text of the email I received.
Hello Buddy,

Thank you for your interest and your recent resume submission. My name is Annie Marburger and I am the Human Resource Manager that is in charge of the hiring process for our company ORM Property Management. I've look over your application and due to the high amount of replies that we've gotten regarding our recent classifieds posting, I wanted to contact you as soon as possible and see if you would be interested in setting up an interview with us.
Before I continue let me tell you some background information about ORM Property Management: We are an established Rental Company that was founded back in 1984 and we've grown immensely since then. Unlike other rental companies, we hope to foster a fun yet efficient environment for our employees since we have the firm belief that if we provide our employees with a welcoming work atmosphere we will see an increased return in productivity. Candidates should consider themselves self-starters and be able to work efficiently with minimum supervision. Other skills like great interaction with employees of all levels of the firm, strong communication skills, organization skills etc. are also valued very highly.
Our company aims to build a strong bond with its employees and therefore we offer benefits packages for you and your family plus we thrive to pay our employees a higher hourly wage than any of our competitors. We will be discussing compensation and benefits a little bit more in detail during our interview when we are in a more private environment instead of public emails.

Now due to our policies I will not be able to schedule an interview with you until you have filled out one of our online applications which can be found on our company website. Please visit and fill out our short application so we can move on with the interview process. Each applicant is required to have a personal application code in order to fill the application.

Your code is: lettersnumbers

Since we have received such a high number of replies to our job posting I will only be able to hold your application on my desk for 1-2 days more so please do not wait too long to fill out our online application! I will contact you as soon as I receive your online application!
Now if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!
Hoping to see you here for an interview soon,

Annie Marburger
Human Resource Manager
ORM Property Management

I'm really hoping that only an idiot would fall for this.