It’s been awhile since I’ve gotten a spammish e-mail from someone purporting to be working for the United Nations. So I was delighted to find this "job offer" in the mail yesterday from Mr. "Patrick Evans":
United Nation International Children and Educational Fund (UNICEF), a humanitarian organization under United Nation Organization (UNO) urgently needs you as a Representative to be Our Cashier in U.S.A. [woot!]
There are various donors who are willing to raise funds to assist the less privileged in various societies from U.S.A and we need your services as a Representative to receive these various donations from U.S.A. You will be offered 10% commission for your services rendered. Your commission will be based on 10% of donation from each Individual. If you are interested in Representing UNICEF and Our offer of 10% commission, get back to us immediately With This informations required are as follows….
Then they ask you for a bunch of personal info to steal your identity, presumably. The email is signed "Patrick Evans, Coordinator Desk, UNICEF." Interestingly his address is a gmail account, not a unicef.org one. Perhaps gmail has a better spam filter?
BTW, here’s the real link to find out about jobs at UNICEF.
2 thoughts on “UN Spam of the Week: UNICEF has a job for you!”
Nevermind that Unicef is the United Nations Children’s Fund, and that acronym was left over from its original name, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, which the spammer got wrong in any case. They should at least do their research before they try to steal your money! 🙂