Our Organization is a payment processor with services designed for international small companies. Continue reading
A rather peculiarly worded offer sent to my friend Caroline. Despite making close to no sense at all, the text appears to actually be a derivation of an extremely long e-mail previously used by Zone Trade LTD for scamployment recruiting — I suppose they had to shorten their message to sneak by Gmail after their website got shut down. Nevertheless, I especially like the broken HTML at the end. Received by Caroline at 16:33 Central Time on September 4, 2010.
2010/9/4 Richard Silentman <email@example.com>
My name is Richard Silentman
I am a personnel manager
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A “recruitment” e-mail from a “potential employer” doing resume searches on CareerBuilder. Despite claiming to be “well-known and respected… all over the world”, this Quartzite Group Company gets no love from Google. The Gmail address and mention of payment processing both reek of shadiness; true enough, this “offer” seems to be from the same crooks who have also used labels such as MoneyPlat Group, Certe Group LLC, and about fifty other names, but with the exact same e-mail body otherwise. Received at 10:35 Central Time, on September 2, 2010.
2010/9/2 Keyona Griffin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear Sam H,
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Keyona Griffin and I represent Quartzite Group Company. Continue reading
An unsolicited offer that appeared in my inbox not once, but twice. Each had its own flavor of grammatic boo-boos and quirky word selections, complete with a magical Hotmail address. A Google search revealed that this canned e-mail has been floating around for quite a while, and the grammar has actually shown great improvement since its first incarnation. First e-mail received at 08:17 Central Time on August 17, 2010; second copy received at 09:50 Central Time on August 18, 2010.
2010/8/17 Aidan Barrera <email@example.com>
Dear, Sam H
Our company is deslighted to offer you the office of Mystery Shopper in ZEOXmark LLC after coming across on your resume at CareerBuilder online. Continue reading
An unnecessarily long response e-mail to a request for more information regarding a receptionist position with an hourly rate — which seems to have magically mutated into a personal assistant position with a weekly rate. The foundation doesn’t exist according to Google, and the first few possible matches have Karls that have nothing to do with Canada. Also, nowhere on my initial e-mail did I mention my present location, which makes some assumptions on the response e-mail suspect. Congratulations for having better grammar than most, Mrs. Williams/Mark Smith, but your company e-mail from what might as well be the AOL of India adds to the already bad reputation which that ISP already has on a Google search. Received at 23:06 Central Time, on August 24, 2010.
2010/8/24 Mark Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Karls Children’s Foundation
150 Tunney’s Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6