Job Interview Scam

Hi –

Just here to expose more job interview scams. Instead of creating a new post, I’ll be updating this post with new interview scams as I receive them with hopes that they’ll pop up in our ever-changing search engines, and hopefully help someone who just isn’t sure.


Below is an email I received on 3/4/24:

FROM: abercrombie & fitchs <info@abercrombiefitchs.store>
TO: ellen@actsofpaint.com

Hello Ellen Marcus

I am Claire Edison, Sr. Human Resources Coordinator at Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Your profile has been reviewed through coroflot.com.  Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is seeking for a remote (full-time/freelance) illustrator to create high-quality artwork for our digital and print media publications. As an illustrator, you are required to work closely with our clients and marketing team to develop inspiring artwork that will attract our target audience.

I want to invite you to interview via Skype to learn more about the position and get to know you better. At Abercrombie & Fitch Co., we constantly seek to grow our teams with creative and talented people and achieve great things together.

Are you available? If so, I’d happily coordinate via Skype (live:.cid.b946c5acd269cf62) work Hours or Shift: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. Salary: $120-150/Hr. Availability: Full-Time, Part-Time, Freelance.

I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely

Claire Edison.
Sr. Human Resources Coordinator at Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

  • The grammar and spelling seemed okay, so I couldn’t go by that.
  • Next, I’ll look at where this email is delivered from. In this case, it’s “info@abercrombiefitchs.store” – also in the title attached to the email, now you’ll see an error. It spelled “fitchs”. If you go to the website, all of Abercrombie & fitch emails do not contain an “s” after the name, and note they are all (dot)coms. They don’t contain “(dot)store”. Also, they don’t seem to use “fitch” in their domain extension at all. Here’s the Abercrombie & Fitch official contact-us page: https://corporate.abercrombie.com/contact-us/ – note what the HR email actually looks like.
  • I also ran their domain (abercrombiefitchs.store) through the “mxtoolbox.com” site and this is what I found: https://mxtoolbox.com/emailhealth/abercrombiefitchs.store/ – they’re on several blacklists
  • Then I looked at the sender’s name, and this person has two first names (a red flag for scams explained in my past post).
  • I also looked at where they found me – coroflot.com? I haven’t used that website in ages and only have one or two images up. I didn’t even list any of my experiences there. Actually, I forgot I had that account until now.

Best thing to do would be to mark as spam and ignore it.