This job solicitation email includes three tell-tale signs of being a scam: it claims to be from a Brown professor but uses a random Gmail address; asks for personal details (why is a cell phone # needed?); and includes an offer a bit too good to be true ($250/wk for a simple task, no experience needed). Can you spot any other reasons to be suspicious?
For more about job scams, see this article from the Federal Trade Commission.
I need an Assistant to work remotely from the comfort of your home as a temporary research aide. Your job is simple data collection and earn $250 weekly, indicate interest by providing the required information below and I will send you a follow up email detailing work schedule. This is an adaptable job that requires little or no prior experience irrespective of your major discipline.
Kali S Thomas
Public Health Services Policy & Practice
Covid - 19 Research Team Member.