New Phishing Scam: English Gentleman Needs a Tutor for His Son

Phishing scams
Phishing scams

If you're unemployed and looking for a job, an email asking you to tutor a smart, 12-year-old English boy for $60 an hour may seem like a great deal.

But not all offers are as sweet as they sound. Consumers should be careful they don't fall prey to email scammers who are simply phishing for personal details about them. Sharing such information could put consumers at risk for identity theft and financial ruin, the New Mexico Attorney General's Office warned recently in a Consumer Advisory.

The following email is just one example of a scammer's attempt to fraudulently obtain the personal and private information of a "prospective tutor":