It is pretty evident why we don’t send out email campaigns anymore.
More than 90% of all email sent is now spam or some sort of scam. Email as a communications medium is almost defunct now. Email seems to be dominated by Russians, Nigerians and Thai trying to make a quick buck out of unsuspecting and desperate people.
We are now using social media, rss feeds and direct communication to communicate with our users.
We have mentioned this many, many times before: if you want scam and spam messages to stop make sure your ISP implements SPF (Sender Policy Framework). This will get rid of most of the spam and scam.
It’s still beyond belief why big ISP’s such as Yahoo and BT (in the UK) have not implemented this. Not doing so sustains the tidal wave of spam. Guess they’re earning from it, so they won’t do anything about it. And politicians don’t get it either. They’re neolithic and still use handwritten letters, so don’t expect anything from them anytime soon …..
The latest scam we came across goes as follows:
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 1 to 3 hours per day. We can guarantee a minimum 20 hrs/week occupation
Salary: Starting salary is 3000 EUR per month plus commission.
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 ************** with your personal identification number for this position IDNO: 9120
This is another classical phishing scam. They’re trying to get to your personal details in order to scam you out of money. This can be used to open bank accounts, get loans, etc in your name.
They get the money, you get the bills. Not something you want to end up with.
Always check out ‘offers’ like this, or simply do not respond to them and bin them straight away.
If you do get one of these, please forward the email header containing the IP address of the sender to scamreport (at) eurojobs (dot) com so we can investigate who is behind this and shut them down.