The spam and scams never end!

Howdy, y’all.

You’d think the criminals would take a little time off to celebrate holidays and such, but no.  They’re workaholics and they cast wide nets, hoping to snag someone.  Sadly, they usually do.

Take Mr. John David for example.  He thinks that a subject line screaming good news will entice me.  He thinks I’ll happily download the attached file without a thought.  I won’t, but someone else might.

Job scammers are busy, too.  They’re still stealing contact information from legitimate job search sites and sending job offers out.  Natalie Gittens (norts@optusnet.com.au and nataliegitten@gmail.com) contacted me about a job after finding my resume on Career Builder.

Subject:  Position available _ id – R348KC6535197.

Greetings,

By this email we would like to reply to your CV that you’ve posted with CareerBuilder and suggest you to apply for a vacant position with our Company. Our job is not related to any sales, MLM or similar companies that would ask you to pay entrance fee or subscribe to a kind of mailing structure. Working with us, you will be engaged in a real business issue that would require your part-time involvement. You can generate profit even staying at your home or office. This is a longtime job with salary guaranteed.

Vacancy: Turnover Manager
Payment Amount: $1650/month.
Type: Part-Time

Situation: the United States of America

Responsibilities: Forwarding packages

Overview:

- Possibility to work during 6-10 hours a week;
- You are a US citizen;
- High level of responsibility;
- 21+ y.o.;
- PC/Home office;
- Confident and skilled in using Microsoft office including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint, email and Internet;
- Possibility to combine this job with other activities;
- You can accept packages weighting up to 10 kg;
- Legitimate shipping address is available.

For getting more information, please send your answer back.

When we verify your data and find it suitable, you will be contacted by our job manager.

Faithfully yours,
BTK-Sales Inc.

Sigh.  A part-time job paying $1650 a month should raise eyebrows, but sometimes people are desperate for just one of these offers to be real.  They’re not.  They’re either after your money,  making you an accessory to a crime, or both.  Seriously, it’s fake.  Please don’t fall for it.

Have you receive any interesting ‘job’ offers lately?  Share with the rest of us.

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4 thoughts on “The spam and scams never end!

  1. I just received the email that had word for word what you posted. I am glad you posted this because when I attempted to google BTK Sales nothing appeared right away. I almost thought this might be legit. Thank you for posting this to keep me and others aware of the continued scams.

  2. I received an email from someone pretending to be from IBM, Xerox, Reynolds and Reynolds and had a collection agency pretending to be a company it contracted with. It used applications by email to collect information to create fake debt accounts and sold my info to telemarketers. I told the marketers I was broke and they quit calling and reported the fake debt to the company they were pretending to be. The company has since parted ways with them. ..and their harassment has ended.
    Definitely thnx for sharing!

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