I just got an email a few minutes ago from a man in Uganda who wants me to help him transfer money from the United Kingdom to the US. He needs my bank account info to help.
Yesterday, a woman from China emailed me asking for help in her United States divorce settlement. All I have to do is collect on her behalf and keep a portion.
I received another email last week from someone in Africa who was probating a will – and I was going to inherit millions of dollars if only I would call and tell them where to wire it.
Amazingly, I didn’t believe a word of any of those emails.
So I wonder why Virginia employees get so scared when they receive a “cease and desist” letter stating that if they continue to work for XYZ corp., a lawsuit will be filed immediately.
Truth is, people sometimes lie, fib, and fluff to get what they want. I know you are not shocked to read this.
If you get a cease and desist letter, don’t drop and run. Call someone who can help you discern whether it is an honest warning, scare tactic, or worse, employment spam.