Posted on May 31, 2015
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I just received an email at 0342 EST stating that a recruiting scout had viewed my profile on Rally Point and decided I would be perfect for a position at PanAust Limited. For those that don't know (because I didn't) PanAust is a gold and copper producer in Laos. Here's a bit of the email I got:

"After viewing your profile on RALLY POINT, We feel you may be a good candidate for a position within our company, and

hereby invites you for an on-line interview on Monday 1st June 06/01/2015, at 09am Your time with Mr John Crofts, of the

human resource department. I encourage you to read more about the position details below.

Job Title: Administrative Executive/Administrative Assistant/ Data Entry/ Receptionist

Organization: Panaust Limited"

That's just the first half of an email rife with grammatical errors. Anyone else getting these?
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Hi,

This is definitely a scam. The scammers are not receiving your email address from RallyPoint, but are using the RallyPoint name in order to try to lure you. Things to watch out for:

1) The reply email is not legitimate (it's not from @rallypoint.com) or from a legitimate company email (for example @sears.com) that is listed in our Careers page.
2) They use hotmail or other non-official email addresses (like @fastmail.com)
3) You can't find the people listed in the email on RallyPoint as legitimate members
4) Spelling and grammer mistakes
5) They use "RALLY POINT" as the name for RallyPoint
6) They try to schedule an interview with you through shady non-official channels (such as Instant Messenger)
7) The timeline is very quick and overly aggressive
8) They promise something which just doesn't really make complete sense (may be too good to be true)

We are investigating this on our end and are tracking down those responsible. Rest assured though that your information did not come from RallyPoint, and that this is a classic "phishing" scam, where the scammer throws out some legitimate brand names and tries to get the user to give up personal information.

We will contact you shortly to work with you on your specific case. If anybody else has received an email such as this, please contact [login to see] and forward to us your original email so we can help track down the senders. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for your help in resolving this.
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SFC Mark Merino
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I'm ashamed to say that I fell for this in the past (not on your site) and got burned really bad. Technically, even my dad fell for the same thing. It really changed the way on how I view the marketing world. I got so used to the military that I figured you could take known agencies at their word because they feared reprisals and lawsuits. That's how these predators get us to drop our guard. 3 years later and I still feel like an idiot.
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Forwarded my email on to the administration and thanks for the tips!

SFC Merino, don't be too embarrassed. I nearly fell for one of those "too good to be true" car sales listings on Craigslist while I was browsing downrange for something to have when I got back stateside. It was a scam that listed a relatively new car in good condition and way below the Kelly Blue Book value. They lived in another state but offered to ship it to me so long as I paid via paypal or something. I asked for the VIN before any further negotiation and then poof- Never heard from them again.
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PO1 John Meyer, CPC
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Not yet, but thank you for this. I'm very skeptical when it comes to email offers for jobs. I always go to the Better Business Bureau before responding to any on line offers. That and I Google the business just to be a little more safe, even though scammers can simply create a false web site, even though they normally don't bother.
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LTC Jason Strickland
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Probably a good idea to let the RallyPoint Team know about this, just so they're aware.
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