It’s always interesting to see how scammers try to convince their marks that their offers are legitimate. This attempt by Micah Emerson of Best Worldwide Shipper amused me.
From: Micah Emerson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Equal opportunity (579306850)
We would like you to look through the job offer described below. Best Worldwide Shipper company�has recently looked over the CV that you placed on the internet and wants to offer you a position as a courier clerk department employee.
Best Worldwide Shipper company was set in 2006 as a result of the merger of couple commercial postal services in Lithuania. Our current business sphere operates with many European clients to facilitate the ordering, paying and transfer of merchandise purchased directly from the North American market to them. Our organization approach by default aims the retail sphere.
The duties of your position are considered strictly for residents of the US. As a shipping employee your duties will consist of: tracking, receiving, combining, consolidating and transferring merchandise purchased from big United States web firms overseas to the corporate headquarters and secondary office facilities. The job does not demand going to any type of office work places and can be generally done from your home and the local post office. Our organization provides all the needed materials and instructions for doing the job, a clear job agreement (with other paperwork) and plenty of bonuses. We demand no start up costs from our workers. Merchandise that our clients buy are primarily popular electronics such as Apple products, different computers and other electronics, so there is nothing heavy or bulky involved (and no need for a big storage place). We offer a $1,800 monthly stable and base salary with an added bonus provided for every task performed on time. There is a possibility of higher wages and expanding careers for our most successful employees.
– 18 years minimum age
– Maintaining a working street address
– Being able to surf comfortably on the internet and with a printer
– Having a working telephone number (and willingness to add other or additional numbers)
Best Worldwide Shipper company is happy to show you this official invitation letter. We purposely avoid any attachments or links to keep web security at the the best level.
In the event you are interested, do not hesitate to let us know about it via email.
Purposely avoiding attachment and links somehow make this offer seem legitimate. Not even, but nice try. You can’t even capitalize the entire ‘company’ name.
Of particular note is the use of three different email addresses – one sent it, one the reply to address, and one it was addressed to. Usually when a message is addressed to one party and received by another, the one it was sent to is included as a blind carbon copy. This is not how a prospective employer contacts and prospective employee.
No legitimate company hires random individual third parties to reship merchandise, including those dealing with Apple products, electronics, or anything of the sort. Including specific brand names does not make the offer any less shady. At best, this is an attempt to steal your information. It could also make you an accessory to a crime.