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Your resume; position in our corporation

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Got a spam with the subject line: Your resume; position in our corporation

My spam filter tagged it, but the subject line made me think it might be a false positive.

Nope. It was spam all right.

This morning, I got eight copies.



OK here it is. Obviously a swindle, but I can't figure out how it's supposed to work.

Fishing for personal information, of course. Could just be to compile a list of known suckers for later. But is there something more to this particular come-on?



FWIW, the sender isapply@digi.pl , which is a hotmail-like account in Poland. But the spammer could be anywhere.

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Greetings,

Due to the growth of the sphere of our activities we are now starting a
recruiting campaign:

1. International Manager

Vacancies available: 19
Location: USA, Australia, UK, Europe
Earnings: 450-580 $ weekly (for the first trial month)
Schedulen: part-time (4-6 hours per week)

More information:

Background Requirements 
You must be familiar to the bank transfers and other payment systems.
You must have possibility to work at least 3 hours a day. 
You don't need any special or hogher education. 
You must be a PC-user (Internet, Email)

To apply to this position, please send your resume to apply@augfin.org .
Please do not forget to fill in the following form:
Due to temporary problems with our main mail server, the outgoing address
is not working, please reply only to apply@augfin.org

1. Your full name and surname:
2. The country you live in:
3. Your full address:
4. Your contact phone numbers (mobile, home, office, fax):
5. Your contact email addresses:

NB: This job doesn't require any investments. Your only investment will be
your free time. We provide full support. 

Thank you for your attention. 

Alice Piedener,
Staff Manager
apply@augfin.org



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Looks like I cannot participate. I do not have internet or email access. Shucks.

And what exactly is "hogher education"?
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Post by Nyarlathotep »

Since it says you should be familiar with bank transfers, I assume it's a fund transfer scam, not dissimilar to the tpical 'Nigerian 419' letter. If you reply and they 'hire' you, your job will be to deposit checks that they send you into your account and wire back a certain proportion (often 90%) to another account and you keep the rest. They will indeed send you checks for large amounts of money which they want you to cash and wire the funds within 24 hours.

The catch comes because of the float period of the checks, which is longer than the 24 hours that they want you to wire the money within. The checks are bogus, either counterfiet or drawn on empty acccounts. So while you have already sent off 90% of the value of that check (and likely transferred the rest to your own account), the check will have bounced. Now they have 90% of the checks value and you have to contend with the overdraft on the account, plus any legal ramifications of cashing forged checks. Nice, huh?

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Post by Nyarlathotep »

A little article on this type of scam.

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Nyarlathotep wrote:A little article on this type of scam.
Thanks.
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