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Tuesday, 26 February 2008

DAIYA PR Co Scam


Scammers can be quite funny - this one is from someone pretending to be DAIYA PR of Japan.

Job opportunity from DAIYA PR Co., Japan

Job Location World
Company Location Japan
Employment Type Employee
Salary $7,500.00/month + BONUS system

Send your profile/resume/CV to this e-mail only:
smith.is.dennis@gmail.com

DAIYA PR Co., Japan is expanding! This is job opportunity from famous Japan Corporation. Not just any opportunity but one that can make your career fun and rewarding. We have various positions over all US. You don’t need to move out from US, this job located in USA. If you are have all requirements you NEED to send us your resume or profile or CV for qualification. You will receive back our opinion in 1-2 days. Hurry up, this job opportunity is limited.

Requirements and skills:

1. Higher Education/College
2. 1+ Sales/Management (desired but optional)
3. Strong communicative skills
4. Must have MS Office installed (MS Word)
5. Must have U.S. citizenship
6. Adult age

This is original e-mail letter from DAIYA PR Co. This not any kind of: MLM, scam, spam. We will never ask to you to provide any kind of investments.
Gotta love the bit that says "This not any kind of: MLM, scam, spam." Clearly a big company like DAIYA PR would be soliciting replies to a Gmail address (only.. don't send it to the real company by mistake, will you?). In this case the email originates from 88.233.203.233 which is a compromised machine in Turkey.. not Japan.

It isn't absolutely clear what the scam is, but they are usually money laundering operations or sometimes setting up fake companies or identities. The best thing to do is steer clear.

Note: DAIYA PR is a real company and is not connected with this scam email being sent out in its name.

3 comments:

Megan said...

Thank you for the heads up. I got this in my junk folder and took a second look because I speak japanese and was curious. Then I googled the company name.

First said...

I got the same offer, only not in my junk folder, so I almost took it seriously. Thanks for the info, even though it burst my bubble on a day when I was hating my job and looking around for alternatives. Mel

Why, it's Clark! said...

Damn, I could get used to a $7500/month salary too.
Thanks for the heads-up!