Is this job offer email a scam?

Hi
I got this mail, out of nowhere, supposedly from LinkedIn, with a job offer on Facebook

It can't be for real, can it?
Can businesses comb the deserts of linked-in and send offers?
I won't respond, I'm not interested, also
What clues are there that it is fake?

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Sarah T. <inmail-hit-reply@linkedin.com>
To: -----snip-------  <-----snip------@yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, May 4, 2018, 1:56:00 PM EDT
Subject: Opportunity with Amazon Teams (in Bay Area, Seattle or Boulder!)

 
Hi ------Snip-----, 

*****Your time is very valuable. If you are not interested, feel free to decline using the "Not Interested" Quick Reply below:

My name is Sarah and I am a technical recruiter partnering with teams at Amazon to find talented software engineers and managers. After taking a look at your profile, I think you could be a wonderful fit for Amazon teams in Seattle, Bay Area or Boulder.

If you are interested either now or in the future, I would like to set up a time to discuss the positions to see if they align with your interests and career goals. I focus on mid- to senior-level software development and leadership direct hire positions involving architecture and high-level design, and developing some of the most important customer-facing features core to Amazon's business. 

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Sarah Teng

Sarah
steng@vitalsourceit.com

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Of the Sarah Teng's on FB, none are in Boulder, Co, - or Amazon employees
What would happen if I clicked their button?

Thanks
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It is a scam and likely clicking on a link will hose your computer. Delete it.

People look for work and registering with Job sites will get email from job sites that match your qualifications.
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Ayoub RouziCeo & CoFounderCommented:
Hi Beavoid,

It depends on either you asked or looking really for a similar job, as you said there is no Amazon HR profession in Sarah Teng's linkedin profile.

I think that is new scam methods to collect data about users. You can contact her in Linkedin to reach out more informations, but don't click on the provided link.

Bests,
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gelonidaCommented:
Hi Beavoid,

Well it sounds like scam. I trust very little offers, that I receive by mail.

Well Linkedin is where job hunters are looking for profiles. This can and does happen.
However if people notice you on Linkedin, then they do normally contact you via the linked in messaging.
At least that's how I got contacted whenever somebody was interested.
Normally you also do receive a connect request at the same time.
and I never received links to click on.

That you receive an email, but that you did neither get a LinkedIn contact request nor a personal message from that person is already a rather good indication, that you received some scam / phishing mail.

So far I never got a job offer by mail from somebody I didn't know except the rather obvious "work for us get rich" scams.

For fun you can move your mouse over the link that you're supposed to click at.
Most web browser will show you the url, that you would go to if you click.
Very probably the url will be something unintelligible and not point to vitalsourceit.com where this person is supposed to come from.
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beavoidAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are welcome and I was happy to help
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