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Examples of spam emails offering jobs to everyone


Chances are, the people sending these job spams have harvested your e-mail address from somewhere or other and they are now sending you ludicrous numbers of these messages which are made to look like job offers, or to put it another way: Job Spam

Here are some examples of job spam. To get on this page a message has to be so prolific and nuisance-causing that many dozens have been received by this site!

From: Yourself (harvested e-mail address)
To: Yourself (harvested e-mail address)
Subject: Company concerning itself with the advertising

On 20/06/2012 23:19, [YOUR ADDRESS HERE} wrote:

Countries of interest: UK, Rep. of Ireland, Germany, Austria, Sweden

Involving ourselves with the promotion, consulting, and design of web media type projects as well as on current green tech, recyclable inventory, and other forms of power is seeking out someone who is motivated to work and attain success to represent us from one of the previously listed countries.

Requirements:

- Company owner or soon to be company owner with power of attorney.

- Citizen of one of the previously mentioned countries.

- College degree holder of a reputable institution.

- Highly fluent in English for successful back and forth conversations.

- It is a plus if you are a good standing member of a local bank or international bank.

- Work duration is 3-4 hours daily for initial 2 months, and 2-3 hours thereafter.

- Terms of contract are for one year, with a real possibility of 2 years existing.

Your primary activities will include managing inventory from our sales.

Payment is purely compensation based, so the amount will vary based on the amount of our selling.

Our contacts: various-names@europeconsultantsnet.com

This message appears with other subject lines: Cosultant and promotion company looking for liason from your area, Green technology,alternate methods of power, and others.

Notes about this: Besides being a SCAM, because it is impractical for it to be genuine, there are some other things about it. They have spoofed your own e-mail address and are pretending you have sent the message to yourself. This is dishonest, which is a good clue the rest of the message is.

The drop-box addresses are various addresses all of which are at the address europeconsultantsnet.com . Presumably anything @europeconsultantsnet.com goes back to the people running the whole fiasco. However, besides being a badly conceived domain having net and then .com , it's also been checked and found initially not to be a website! It's purely a domain for receiving responses from gullible people falling for the scam.

Beware! If you get involved in this, you may end up with problems.

Here's another spam e-mail type, very similar...

From: Yourself (harvested e-mail address)
To: Yourself (harvested e-mail address)
Subject: Re: Job offer match, respond to apply

On 20/06/2012 23:29, [YOUR ADDRESS HERE] wrote:

I would like to take this time to welcome you to our hiring process
and give you a brief synopsis of the position's benefits and requirements.

If you are taking a career break, are on a maternity leave,
recently retired or simply looking for some part-time job, this position is for you.

Occupation: Flexible schedule 2 to 8 hours per day. We can guarantee a minimum 20 hrs/week occupation

Salary: Starting salary is 2000 GBP per month plus commission, paid every month.

Business hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, MON-FRI, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM SAT or part time (UK time).

Region: United Kingdom.

Please note that there are no startup fees or deposits to start working for us.

To request an application form, schedule your interview and receive more information about this position

please reply to someone@newengwork.com with your personal identification number for this position IDNO: [random number]

This message appears with other subject lines: Work offer inside, New job vacancy - see details, Employment you've been searching!, Position opening in your area, New job vacancy - see details, Job ad - see details! Sent through Search engine, and others.

Again the perpetrators have harvested your e-mail address and are pretending that you sent yourself the message. Yet again, ludicrous quantities of the spam have been sent out, which means that whatever is on offer can't possibly be genuine.

The drop boxes are made up to be personal style addresses at the domain newengwork.com . Note: This is confusingly similar to the website www.newengworks.com which is a genuine site. However, it is NOT the same site. The job spam operation goes to newengwork.com , and when it was checked, it was not a website. It's purely a drop box domain.

The random numbers at the end try to give it some air of authenticity, but it all fails because of the vast number of spam messages that are exactly like this.

Once again, beware! If you get involved in this, you may end up with problems.

Now here's a similar job spam operation, but this time in Spanish...

From: LinkedIn support-[long sequence of random numbers]@em.linkedin.com
To: Yourself (harvested e-mail address)
Subject: Valora su tiempo? Nuestra oferta de trabajo es para usted!

On 20/06/2012 18:05, Alondra Corral (various other names substituted here) wrote:

¡Buenos días! Me apresuro a informarle que nuestra empresa abrió nuevas vacantes!

Le ofrecemos:
- Trabajo en una empresa internacional, que es casi independiente de la crisis.
- Horario de trabajo flexible.
- Salarios decentes

Ahora se hizo posible!

Requisitos para el empleado: conocimiento de programas de microsoft office, puntualidad, disponibilidad de 1-6 horas libres al día.

Esta oferta es sólo para los ciudadanos de Chile/España.

Para más información, escriba a:
c v @ t r a b j . n e t [Por favor, borra los espacios antes de enviar el correo]

Other subject lines include: Trabajo en un equipo de profesionales con sueldo digno de usted!, Buscamos personal! Buen salario!... , Ahora es posible ganar mas y ser apreciado en la empresa!, Buscamos personal para una empresa fuerte!, No pierda su tiempo unase a un equipo fuerte ahora mismo!, Empleo de unas cuantas horas libres al dia con un sueldo digno!, ...

The people running this one have chosen to spoof LinkedIn, which is dishonest because LinkedIn has nothing to do with the job spam.

The drop-box is always cv@trabj.net , which the senders have sensibly obfuscated so they don't receive loads of spam from other spam-senders.

However, on writing a reply, in Spanish, to that address, it bounced.

If you'd like an approximate translation of the message, here goes...

Subject: Value your time? Our job is for you!

Good morning! I hasten to inform you that our company opened new vacancies!

We offer:
- Working in an international company, which is almost independent of the crisis.
- Flexible work schedule.
- Decent wages

Now it became possible!

Requirements for the employee: knowledge of Microsoft office programs, timeliness, availability of free 1-6 hours a day.

This offer is only for citizens of Chile / Spain.

For more information, contact: c v @ t r a b j. net [Please delete the spaces before sending the email]

Again, the domain trabj.net (the name being an abbreviation of the word "work" in Spanish), is not a real website. It's just a drop-box

Thousands of these messages have been received here, which means that millions have been received worldwide, regardless of whether the recipients speak Spanish, and regardless of whether the recipients live in Chile or Spain.

With any of these job spam e-mails offering jobs to people at random around the world, the purpose is nearly always to embroil the punters in a "mule scam", where in effect the job applicant becomes a money laundering operative for a big crime syndicate. The loser in this is the punter, as they'll lose their money, and they may also get questioned by the cops, who would like to chase the ringleaders of these operations.

If you have been duped into signing up to any of these, or similar, you may have received some stolen money into your bank account. However, even though the cheques have cleared, sooner or later the money will be extracted from your account by a delayed payment rejection process. Chances are, the schemes involve you sending the money back to the base using Western Union, from which there is no comeback. This is why it's called the "mule scam". Note: The triangulation scam is also known as the "mule scam".

If you are unfortunate enough to be trapped in one of these fake job scams, the thing to do is to tell the police, who will help you to extract yourself from it. The police are more interested in catching the ringleaders of these operations.