Thursday, August 13, 2009

Scams & Spam 1

This one is a laugh-er and in my opinion pure SCAM!! The only reason I am taking the time to write about this is to warn others, who may in desperation, fall for this. The fact that it was in my spam folder was my first clue.

First e-mail received 8/3/09 from
Hi, my name is BAILEY, JAMES W and I am a State Director for American Income. I saw your resume on the inter-net and felt that I should contact you immediately. Our company currently has openings for several outstanding individuals like you.

If you are an individual seeking a financially rewarding position with a company that is part of the Torchmark Corporation (TMK), a company that truly believes in honesty, integrity and trust, then I would like to speak with you.

Please call my office at 816-251-4582 so we can schedule an interview.

Best regards,
American Income

We would like to keep you updated on exciting job opportunities at American Income Life Insurance Company; This exciting job opportunity is a commission based insurance sales position. We will continue to alert you when we have openings at our local offices. You received this email because you placed your resume on an inter-net job board or responded to one of our job ads. To remove your email address from our list, please do not reply to this email. This will not remove you from future emails. Instead, please use the link below to process your removal requests.

Click here to unsubscribe from further communication regarding job opportunities at American Income Life Insurance Company. Please allow two to three business days for the removal process of your E-mail address to be complete. American Income Life Insurance Company, 1200 Wooded Acres, Waco, TX 76710.

My second spam e-mail received 8/10/09 from Roger Smith (
A little more than two weeks ago, we pulled your resume and tried to contact you either by phone or email. As of this date, our records show we have not been able to set up an interview with you. Our ability to search resumes online has allowed us to grow at a pace second to none in our industry. Because of this, we are touching base with individuals who have posted their resumes that meet our requirements for the opportunities we have available.

We are still interviewing and believe you are an excellent candidate. If you are still in the job market and are looking for a highly rewarding position, I encourage you to learn more about this opportunity.

Simply click here or call 1-888-248-6010 to discuss the options we have available for you.

Roger Smith
Chief Executive Officer
American Income Life

It didn't take much thought in regards to this wonderful job opportunity. First, my phone is a prepaid cell. A quick Google search resulted in a trip to where the comments are too numerous to mention. It is a real company but a bad one. I didn't even bother with a BBB search.

Be careful!!


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Anonymous said...

Funny, I got an identical e-mail as well. And all the stories are the same:
They don't know what the position is, just a manager position
They have a 5 minute 1st interview
They go into a conference room with 5-20 people all applying for the same position
They conduct 2nd interviews, all stating "We think you are more qualified than the others"
They then grab your credit card info.
Oh, and they have no phones or computers in their offices....strange for an insurance company.