Recently I ran an ad in "Jobs in Peru" forum; seeking SALES REPS - COFFEE...
I have to date received eleven (11) replies; I was "surprised" to see where they came from:
1. Eight were from people that are Peruvians or their spouse is Peruvian; to be expected.
2. One was from Spain; a Peruvian that can't find work there (as per Chi Chi's post of the economy).
3. One was from Brazil; same situation as above
4. One was from RUSSIA!!! (obviously a scam to secure money)
"Mr. Philip, you are certain (sic) a successful business man & my partners & me (should be I) need a partner in Peru to invest our $10,000,000 USD; you will be compensate (should be - ed) 30% of the profits..."
First of all, why would anyone offer a person they don't even know an opportunity to receive 30% of the profits of a $10 million investment? This is a SCAM!!! They want to get your interest & then surprisingly something happens to one of the partners & the deal will "evaporate"; unless you send money to rectify.
Of course, I didn't reply; but the full header showed the email was sent from the Ukraine/Russia!!!
Don't ever underestimate how many people read expatperu; such a large/worldwide audience!
PS - be careful, if there is any indication that you have a bit of $$$; someone will try to scam you.