I received a letter by express post yesterday, from a company called Logistic Telecom. It was very professional looking, company letterhead and all. It turned out to be a hilarious scam. Here's the letter:
We received your application and we examined your curriculum with interest. We are pleased to announce you that your candidature was retained. We would like to offer you the position of Programmer Analyst within our company, with a base salary of $70 000.00 annually which will be determined and confirmed at the interview.
Indeed your curriculum answers our requirements. We would thus like to convene you to an interview and the signature of your contract at our offices. You will then be received by the director of personnel, Mr. Pierre Desjardins.
Your approval is undoubtedly acquired to us. You would oblige us however, while agreeing to confirm us by duly signing over this document and in there including an amount of $20 dollars. This amount will be refunded to you entirely at the time of your interview and signature of contract. This is for simply ensuring us of your presence.
Please return to us, in a short matter of time this document and deposit at the following address Logistic Telecom, P.O Box 3301 Stn C, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1HO
We hold has you ensure that once your approvals received your presence will have been confirmed.
We thank you in advance for the attention that you will carry to this document, and hope to receive your approval as soon as possible to schedule a starting date.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at our head office 613-796-9541
[her signature here]
Assistant Director of Personnel
This was my thought process on reading this letter:
"Oh, cool. I don't remember applying with a 'Logistic Telecom', but maybe they just found my resume on Monster.ca"
"Curriculum? candidature? man they talk funny. They must be french"
"$70K?????? NICE!!!!! Finally, someone appreciate my ridiculously talented skillset" 😉
"Send $20? Ummm, riiiiiiigggggghhhhtttt…"
"I'm going to post this on my blog!"
I haven't been able to find any other information about this 'company'. I'm tempted to give them a call, see what they're like on the phone.