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Old 06-21-2013, 01:58 PM
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Speaking of boggling the mind...

but in a way other than zakatekaluka's thread.

We all receive spam email. I got this one today (a bit surprised it got past the filter into my inbox) and reading through it all I can think is that the people who fall for this and respond are either illiterate -- or English is not their first language (clearly the case for the writer of this phishing attempt). Either way it's mind-boggling that these scams still work.

Of course my favorite part of this one is that they reference all the fraud that is going on with "secret shopping"...is the hope that by drawing attention to fraud it will make recipients more likely to fall for fraud?

Anyway...

Quote:
From: "MS Evaluator" (hostmaster@stanford.edu) [obviously spoofed]
To: [We hope a sucker!]
Subject: - Job Evaluation -‏

We offer employment to all people and provide a guarantee.
Is often the case where several cases of fraud in the name
of secret shopping. On behalf of the companies offering
higher salaries and comprehensive service and ensure
your personal ssafety as a candidate.
Our company will pay you $250 per work you do.

Payment check/Money order would be in a certain amount
which you would be required to cash a your
B-a-n-k then deduct your salary.

Contact us with your personal INF0 if you interested_
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ Y 0 U R I N F 0 R M A T l 0 N +
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~ FullName_
~ YourAge_
~ Gender_
~ Current-J.0.B_
~ FullAddress_
~ St4te/C!ty/Z!p_
~ YourPh0ne`s_
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thanks for responding,and we will wait for your full details.

Sincerely,
Recruitment Team
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:28 PM
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Simple logic, actually.

Sender knows 99.99% of the people out there aren't stupid enough to reply.

Sender also knows that the 0.01% who are stupid enough to fall for it are far more likely to be stupid enough to hand over the info they need to steal from them.
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