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Habitat for Humanity International warns of fraudulent e-mail offering employment

ATLANTA (April 22, 2009) — Habitat for Humanity International has been alerted to e-mails that purport to be from an official Habitat for Humanity source offering employment opportunities.

These employment e-mails are fraudulent and are not connected to Habitat for Humanity International or its affiliated Habitat organizations. The fraudulent messages also were distributed to some employment Web sites, including newspaper classified advertisements on the Web.

The e-mails have been sent from the following addresses: habitatrecruits@googlemail.com, habitatrecruits4john@gmail.com, habitatforhumanityvolunteers@gmail.com, and from a “Dr. Paul Foster;” humanresources@habitatcareers.org. One e-mail invited people to visit a fraudulent Web site www.habitatcareers.org.

Habitat has alerted the appropriate authorities to investigate this matter and to shut down fraudulent e-mail addresses and Web domain.

To report a suspicious employment-related e-mail, please send it to reportscam@habitat.org.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.5 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.