|megpie71 (megpie71) wrote,|
@ 2015-05-17 06:21:00
|Entry tags:||activism, scam alert: employment|
Employment Scammer - "Currency Exchange Company".
This mob aren't even trying to fool people. They're after outright suckers.
"Good day. It is currency exchange company. We bought your email at Internet service. We are sorry for unexpected message but we urgently need the wage-earners. The duty of wage-earners is accept cash or noncash money from our company and deliver them to customers. If you want to try in this job, write us please - Your age
- City where you live
With these information we will decide, if you match for our company or not. If you are interested, write us please. We are sorry if we've disturbed you in vain
Currency exchange company"
Yeah, that's the whole email.
No details about the company, contacting me out of the blue to offer me an "opportunity" (the only opportunity they're offering is the first-class prime opportunity to get your bank account(s) cleaned out, and possibly your identity stolen) and the "From" address and the Reply-To address on the email both not only don't match, but they also don't have any real connection with the name of the person who's apparently sending this.
Name given: Theodore Goodwin
Oh, and they have clear spam-sign in that the email is not sent to my actual address in the first place - the "To" address on the email indicates they're doing an alphabet attack through Yahoo. Which may be why Yahoo were polite enough to mark this one with a "[Bulk]" warning in the subject header so it landed straight in my junk mail folder.
I suspect they're asking for age and city so they can decide whether it's worth following up on you. If you're in the wrong age demographic - not young enough to be inexperienced about the workplace, not old enough to be desperate for anything you can do, not in a rich enough area to be worth fleecing - I get the feeling you'll never hear back from them. Or at least, not until they've run through the best candidates on their list.
As always: don't reply, don't send them anything to them, and don't, whatever you do, attempt to take them up on their offer of "employment". As always, the core rule is this: a genuine employer isn't going to contact you first; you have to go looking for them.
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