Some time ago I did a little investigation into the spam & scam end of the Google Treasure Chest type schemes, all apparently sourced from Utah in the USA. See Robert G Allen, Grants, and a Credit Card Slimeball
One benefit of the ensuing deluge of spam that I now receive is that it keeps me abreast of the latest scam methods!
Today I received one addressed to my spam-trap alter-ego, Murdon! This is it:
- From: eBay HR [[email protected]]
- Title: Do you qualify for a paid position with eBay?
To reduce support costs and become more ‘earth friendly’ eBay is shifting the majority of its sales and support teams from internal employees to work at home representatives.
Due to eBay’s new “Remote Employee Initiative” (REI) there are openings for approximately 245 positions.
Earn $6k+ per month + bonuses!
Never before has a company of this size offered positions that allow the employee to telecommute 100% of the time. Register for your position now.
* Limited number of positions, please apply now if you are interested
Truth be told, there’s not much analysis to be done – it’s a blatant lie, from top to bottom!
- Firstly, it implies several times that paid positions are available with the eBay company – they’re not.
- Secondly, it says that eBay has a new scheme called “Remote Employee Initiative” – click this Google search on the exact phrase – and none exists!
- The link isn’t anything like an eBay link…
It actually goes to this page:
http://www.eauctionsuccesssystem.com/index25march09.php?caCode=EBAYSYS5&p=0&caid=14900&cid1=0&cid2=2242&cid3=0&cid4=False&sid=&stID=67&new=1&misc3=6648 after copius redirections.
Now greatmoveonline.org seems to be gaffered here:
Name:Jared Pierce12152 Gracie View PlDraperUT 84020
Down this street, actually.
– whereas eauctionsuccesssystem.com wishes to remain anonymous behind the “Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc.” – and we all know what that means, don’t we?
These actually proclaim that they’ve been seen on a host of major media companies at the top of their page. Yeah right! Switch off the odious actor avatar pretending to be someone called Michael Greene or else you’ll go insane.
In fact, don’t read any further at all without first checking the terms and conditions links at the bottom…
Because you’ll find out that it’s LANETE ENTERPRISES LTD WHOSE REGISTERED ADDRESS IS 3, BELL LANE, GIBRALTAR – again!
Of course, I’ve seen all this before. What is important is that the spam email is full of several complete and blatant lies. It’s a fraudulent representation of the business of a perfectly legal business entity. Impersonation, if you like.