Thursday, September 18, 2008

JOB SCAM?

Got the email below today. Looks like a scam to me.
  • From a Hotmail account in Russia
  • Return email is different from sender
  • If it sounds to good to be true, It Is!

from Bas Belote
to #####.######@gmail.com
date Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 10:11 PM
subject CareerBuilder: Assistant Manager Position
mailed-by hotmail.ru

hide details 10:11 PM (2 hours ago)


Reply


Hello,

Our company would like to offer you the following
position: Assistant Manager.

This is part-time home-based position. You'll need
no money and no special skills to start. This job
requires only few hours during the week and is
available on the whole territory of United States.
You can easily combine it with your main employment.

If you are interested and would like to know more
about our company and position offered, please drop
me a line to: info@pix-trade.com

Sincerely,
General Manager
PIX Trade, Inc.

21 comments:

Alex said...

I just got one from 'Balder Rutledge', using a mail333.com address.

The body of the message is identical to yours.

In looking at the headers, I spotted the following:

X-Mailer: Free mail service Pochta.ru; WebMail Client; Account:
qabeznogiy@mail333.com
X-Proxy-IP: [208.53.170.63]
X-Originating-IP: [208.53.170.63]

What is interesting, is that the IP address is assigned to fdcservers.net.

Looking at their website, shows that they are a web hosting provider, not an ISP.

That, to me, indicates that someone is probably taking advantage of a vulnerability in a mail form, on some site hosted there.

No legitimate outfit would do so.

In fact, even without all of the above, just the fact that it was sent from a mail333.com address, or hotmail.ru, in yours, but you are instructed to reply to a 'pix-trade.com' address, is quite telling.

They obviously have a domain name & mail service, so why the need to use a free mail service, if it was on the up and up?

The *only* reason I can see, is to avoid getting their domain listed on a blacklist.

Dreamcycles said...

thx for sharing...i got this, googled and got your entry! I'm not tech savy but I knew something just wasn't right......

Jesse said...

Yeah, got the same thing myself:

from Addison Elrick (oheolbobrovich@hotmail.ru)
date Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 8:40 PM
subject CareerBuilder: Assistant Manager Position
mailed-by hotmail.ru

hide details 8:40 PM (11 hours ago)


Reply


Hello,

Our company would like to offer you the following
position: Assistant Manager.

This is part-time home-based position. You'll need
no money and no special skills to start. This job
requires only few hours during the week and is
available on the whole territory of United States.
You can easily combine it with your main employment.

If you are interested and would like to know more
about our company and position offered, please drop
me a line to: info@pix-trade.com

Sincerely,
General Manager
PIX Trade, Inc.


Funny stuff!

Carmen said...

I got it too.

Internet Entrepreneur said...

go the same email from umifamvisokovich@mail333.com , but I knew I never applied for any positions like that

hotnoob said...

i got it too!

its soo a scam!

Rae said...

I got the same e-mail this morning!

Lance said...

Google landed me here. Received this scam too.

Gentle said...

I just got the same message at 8:34pm last night. I wish someone were tracking these idiots.

Jessica said...

I got it too... From Barry Marsh- ha ha

Theo801 said...

I was sent the same message. I'm job hunting and it is a shame someone sends out suck a scam....Theo

ALGUSTY said...

from: Adad Durrans dorofanovaytuo@mail333.com

dateFri, Sep 19, 2008 at 4:00 AM
subjectCareerBuilder: Assistant Manager Position
mailed-bymail333.com


Hello,

Our company would like to offer you the following
position: Assistant Manager.

This is part-time home-based position. You'll need
no money and no special skills to start. This job
requires only few hours during the week and is
available on the whole territory of United States.
You can easily combine it with your main employment.

If you are interested and would like to know more
about our company and position offered, please drop
me a line to: info@pix-trade.com

Sincerely,
General Manager
PIX Trade, Inc.

Anonymous said...

I got similar e-mail but in Polish.
From: Estela Hinkle ucalder@caimanpump.com

Witam!

Nasza firma chcialaby zaoferowac Panstwu nastepujace stanowisko: Assistant Manager.

Jest to zajecie dodatkowe. Nie bedziesz potrzbowac pieniedzy ani zadnych wyjatkowych umiejetnosci. Praca wymaga tylko kilka godzin pracy tygodniowo i jest dostepna terytorium calej Polski. Mozna ja latwo polaczyc z inna forma zatrudnienia podstawowego.

Nasze wymagania:

- Powinni miec Panstwo minimum 25 lat

- PC, Internet, podstawowe umiejetnosci w obsludze poczty e-mail

- Podstawowa znajomosc jezyka Angielskiego

Jesli sa Panstwo zainteresowani i chcieliby Panstwo dowiedziec sie wiecej o naszej firmie i oferowanej pracy, prosimy o kontakt na adres: poland@pix-trade.com

Dziekujemy.

Milego dnia.

Sincerely,
General Manager
PIX Trade, Inc.


I was trying to find anything about PIX Trade, Inc. and it seems such company doesn't exist and only google search is to this site.

But I checked there is caimanpump company - Korean company making some pumps. I don't think they are recruiting assistant managers in Poland...

Anonymous said...

I received it too in dutch, twice and the from emailadresses that are from existing sites; I bet they are not aware their mail addresses are being misused

Defenator said...

I got the same today in perfect danish:

Goddag!

Vores firma vil gerne tilbyde dig følgende position: Assistant Manager.

Dette er en deltids hjemmearbejdsstilling. Du behøver ingen penge eller specielle færdigheder for at starte. Jobbet kræver kun nogle få timer om ugen og er tilgængeligt over hele landet. Du kan let kombinere det med dit hovederhverv.

Hvis du er interesseret og gerne vil vide mere om vores firma og stillingen, skriv venligst til følgende mailadresse:
job@pix-trade.net

Mange tak og hav en god dag.

General Manager
PIX Trade, Inc.

Anonymous said...

I just got it too!!! I got it from: Katherina Erkkila (xvfeeble@ddualumni.org). ???

LizNenno659 said...

I just received this as well...
seems kind of funny, a CEO contacting prospective Asst. Managers?? Give me a break! Thank you for the info!

Good Afternoon, Elizabeth Nenno!

0ur corporation would like to propose you the following job: Assistant Manager.

It is part-time home-based position. You'll need NO funds & no special
skills to join our team. This job requires only some hours during the
week and is available on the whole territory of USA. You can easily
combine it with Your main job.

If You're interested and would like to find out more about 0ur
corporation and career offered, please drop me a line to:
career@pix-trade.net

Thank you.

Good Luck.

Sincerely yours,
CEO,
Pix Trade, Inc.

Anonymous said...

Got it today-scam of course

Anonymous said...

I Received it:

From: Blanca CHRISTIE (mickeymcdanieldukcr@gmail.com)
Sent: Fri 12/05/08 5:49 PM


Dear, XXXXXXXXXXX!

Our company would like to offer You the following job: Assistant Manager.

It is part-time home-based job. YOU will need no $$$ & N0 specialskills to start. This position requires only few hours during the week& is available on the whole territory of USA. YOU can easily combineit with Y0UR main career.

If Y0U are interested and would like to know more about our company &job offered, please drop me a line to:usa@pix-trade.net

Thanks so much.

God bless.

Sincerely yours,
Top Manager,
PIX Trade, Corp.

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David Damore said...

Please do not link to your website if you are a scammer. When a website registration is filled with false information, the site is interpreted as a scam of some kind.

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