In the past week I have received two different unsolicited offers of employment via email that both look a little too generic to be true. They were sent to two separate email addresses, both of which I have used in the past to seek work. Neither email address has ever been “in the public” such as on web sites ever, only ever being used to apply for jobs. So someone out there has somehow harvested email addresses, or someone is advertising fake jobs to harvest email addresses.
Anyone out there had a generic job offer such as:
Subject: Job 1350514380
HR Manager wrote:
HI, Our Company is hiring for new officials to join our team.
We have clearly examined your resume and you fit the specifications for this job offer. At this point I write to say that your candidacy has been picked for the position we have recently launched. There are no strong requirements for our opening and we believe that this vacancy is going to be a perfect fit for you.We will provide you with a competitive salary job with flexible schedule.
If you think that you are the best fit for this opportunity and if you currently reside in Australia or have a work permit there, please email us back at email@example.com and we will provide you more details.
The other one was much the same only it used the email address
We have found your resume at a jobboard website and we have work opportunity at this time that might suit you.
Our Company, Genesis, can offer amazing post for you – Customer Assistant. You need to perform managerial tasks related to the efficient maintenance and processing of transactions from customers.
If you have an interest in our offer, have good managerial skills, have Australian citizenship or permit for work there and would like to know more detailed information, please, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Anyone else experienced these emails? They look far too generic to be genuine.