Sometimes it is hard to see what the scam is with some of the job offers, except that undoubtedly it IS a scam. This job offer from the ficticious "Ran-De-Vou Co." offers a proofreading job which is kind of unusual at first glance.
Subject: Successful Positions Available
Dear Job Seeker,
We are glad to inform you about new vacancy opening in the area of proofreading at
Part time job Description:
We provide you with business messages which require revision and your task is to
corrections as an english speaking person, and e-mail them back to us.
There is no fixed salary for this vacancy. We offer $5.00 per 1Kb of the text which
you revise (the workload is about 4-5 Kb a day).
The salary is paid once a month, and begins with the date of the first revision you
(Example: by editing 5Kb of texts a day you earn $1000.00 a month)
-Applicant must be a US citizen
-Applicant must be of a legal age: 21+
-Applicant should be skilled in computer usage, and American English
Feel free to submit the application form which follows only to e-mail:
CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE:
Phone number (home or cell, but SHOULD BE available any day time):
You will receive a response from us in 24 hours.
If you have any questions please reply only at our e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sincerely, Ran-De-Vou Co. Team
Unlike the usual money mule and parcel reshipping scam jobs, this really does seem to be asking for a proofreader. And given the poor quality of English seen in some of these scams, it is easy to understand why. In fact, there is a whole underground fake career network aimed at recruiting virtual office staff for these bogus outfits. Unfortunately for these "employees", they are usually the people that end up having to deal with the police when the scam gets busted.