Bil Browning

The return of "I get mail."

Filed By Bil Browning | March 21, 2008 11:15 AM | comments

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Tags: comedy, humorous blog post, I get mail, spam e-mail

I'm telling you, I might just turn this into a regular feature. While Alex and I share the editor@bilerico.com address, this one found its way into my personal inbox. I don't know anyone else though that gets spam job offers from queer companies.

It is supposed to be from OutInAmerica.com's "recruiting company" using OIA's "welcome" e-mail address. The typos and bad English are another tip off. Worst, just as you make it to the end and you're thinking, "Ooooh. This was a really bad attempt to rip me off...", you get such a nice note telling you not to be suspicious.

Well, okay then. I mean, if the suspicious e-mail tells you not to suspect it, why would you? E-mail after the jump.

From: welcome@outinamerica.com
Subject: Out in America: Special offer
Date: March 17, 2008 7:34:40 PM GMT-04:00
Reply-To: ray.j.papakostas+targ01s@gmail.com

Hi,

Heller recruiting company in association with Out in America would like to suggest you a job.

It is permanent work-from-home opportunity. Here are brief position details:

Regional Manager

Remuneration: Payment starting from $2500 monthly plus client's payments turnover bonus (payout approximately twice a month)

Employment type: Full-time. Part-time is also available.

Responsibilities / Duties:

-Managing cash and balancing receipts
-Operating within prescribed budgets
-Following up on accounts

Requirements:

-Good business acumen
-Maturity age
-Honest, responsible, industrious
-PC, e-mail and the Internet skills
-Availability for job at lest from 9am to 1pm Mon-Sat your local time
-Ability to check e-mail several times a day

The promising candidate on this position has to possess competent and reliable approach to the performance of supplied tasks, to seek the best ways for fastest and perfect implementation of the current task, to be constantly available for contact during the working hours and to follow the essential instructions strictly.

If you are interested in the opening, please reply.


Please don't be suspicious of email you reply to. It is used for hiring process and prevents the Company emails from spam messages.


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Hmm... this sounds like the Company Rep scam:

They want folks to process payment from customers - you receive a valid appearing cashiers check, deposit it in your account, wire the funds to the company (less your hefty commission) and are left holding the bag when the chack is found to be fraudulent. They often set up using names like existing companies & virtual faxes & voice mail - so the applicant is asked to fax their resume, etc - but almost all communication is via throwaway email addy.

Here's a description:

http://www.fraudwatchers.org/forums/archive/index.php/t-257.html

The only thing I see missing on that E-mail is mentioning the country "Nigeria."

Hmm... this sounds like the Company Rep scam:

They want folks to process payment from customers - you receive a valid appearing cashiers check, deposit it in your account, wire the funds to the company (less your hefty commission) and are left holding the bag when the check is found to be fraudulent. They often set up using names like existing companies & virtual faxes & voice mail - so the applicant is asked to fax their resume, etc - but almost all communication is via throwaway email addy.

Here's a description:

http://www.fraudwatchers.org/forums/archive/index.php/t-257.html

Those Nigerian scams are usually written better, Monica. LOL

I don't know about you, but I'd feel completely comfortable filing a resume to someone who can barely string together a sentence.

That last line made me laugh though.

Please don't be suspicious of email you reply to.

Well, okay then. I won't be. No siree.

It is pretty obvious english is not their first language, maybe not even second or third either. It looks almost like a bad babblefish translation.

Them scammers seem to ignore little old me though. I never get this sort of stuff. Guess my spam guard works too well.