For at least the past couple weeks in the local Facebook group “All Things Rio Rancho and Bernalillo people to people News,” there have been nearly daily postings offering jobs, sometimes for Amazon Fulfillment and more often just general “help wanted” and “work from home.”
They appear to me to be typical scam postings. They have bad grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Some promise unlikely pay of $36 per hour, $52 per hour or $2,500 a week, and sometimes benefits. Sometimes they say no documents are needed.
Some offer transportation. Others say work from home.
Oddly, the profiles of a lot of the people posting show they are in places like Bangladesh, Bahrain and other foreign countries.
There sometimes is Arabic text where the poster’s name appears above the original post, and in a comment offering “details” via a hyperlink that sometimes appears to have a URL that includes Amazon.
I’ve reported these to the group’s administrator each time I see them. I have sent messages to Amazon and Facebook via their home pages — but no response.
I know there is an Amazon warehouse south of Albuquerque. But the postings’ context is just very weird, and I worry that there are some vulnerable people among us who might get scammed.
James P. Brown