At first glance, it sounds like a cool job. What's the job? Writing and posting reviews of products or putting product descriptions online or doing other website work all in the comfort of your own home. And doing it all under the umbrella of one of the most well-known companies in America, Amazon.

That would be great work if you could get it. But you can't get it because the job isn't real. However, the people that are calling Acadiana area phone numbers and leaving voice mail messages are real. And they are really bad people.

That's right, it's the latest internet based telephone scam that has swept into Acadiana. The way it works is this. The caller tells you that they have this incredible opportunity to make hundreds of dollars a day working from home. The job involves working with Amazon. All you have to do is apply.

It's the application that's the really troublesome part of the equation. That "application" for a non-existent job is all the information scammers need to gain access to your personal information.

Here's what we know to be true. People with jobs don't call around at random looking for workers. People who are hiring for legitimate positions don't ask prospective employees to pay a fee for processing either. People shouldn't be this stupid but they are and if you or someone you love fell for this scam, Here's Your Sign.

Remember if a product, an opportunity, a job, a charity, or anything seems too good to be true and it requires your personal information or you something from your pocket like money, you need to run. At least until you can contact the Better Business Bureau and have the story checked out.

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