Thursday, 30 October 2008
"Apollo Business Services" / scam job offer
Spammers are stupid. This job offer scam combines two different offers, both of which are fraudulent. Part one is for "Apollo Business Services". Check out the very strange disclaimer on the bottom.
Subject: job offer for you. thanks
From: "Worldmarkettusew" email@example.com
Apollo Business Services part-time opportunity (40/hr)
Apollo Business Services company was established in 2004 by an international team
of financial and marketing experts. We specialize in delivering positive business
results through solving currency exchange problem as well as online payments and
transactions, their tools being innovative solutions, high performance and e-commerce
We offer a "work at home" part-time position "Regional Manager". This includes
processing payments between our partners' clients and our company, ensure all personal
data relating to customers is maintained, accurate and kept discreet, identifying
opportunities to improve service delivery.
Position Type: Permanent.
Working hours: 9:00AM - 1:00PM weekdays. Variable overtime is also required.
Occupation Type: part-time (1-5 hours a day occupation).
Salary: $40 per hour.
Professional qualities and skills:
* Scrupulous and diligent;
* Computer literate;
* Good organizational and administrative skills;
* Payment procedures prior experience would be an asset;
* Ability to work independently.
Please REPLY to this e-mail to receive further information and application forms.
Apollo Business Services
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Bizarrely, attached to this spam are five other attachments trying to punt a different scam:
Dear sir or madam,
My name is Jackie Simons, I am an Advertising Manager at SocMart (www.socmart.com.ua).
The company’s principal activity is investment in residential property of developing
Our chief objective is to attract foreign investors to the affobadle housing market
Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and etc. The housing prices are often high in these
countries and tend to
continuously increase, whereas the quality of the property remains rather low. As
far as we are eager to change the
situation, our company is now focused on attaraction of potential foreign investors
to the available property market
of the former CIS countries. Our three-year experience in the property investment
market has revealed an excessive number
of people willing to invest their funds into developing countries’ residential
property. However, we came across a problem
concerned with bureaucracy, as banking systems of the former CIS countries are
still undeveloped for prompt and effective
international bank transfer service. Lack of proper relations between Western and
Eastern banking systems dealing with
international bank transfer service does not allow us to process promptly our
foreign customers’ investments
(investments are to be on hold during 1-2 months). The fact that property prices are
continuously flactuating has made
it clear that efficiency in investment processing is our priority. Considering the
above we had to recourse to “investment managers”
to accelerate investment processing to the maximum extend. In case you got
interested with our proposal do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail:
SocMart is a wholly legitimate Ukranian firm dealing in real estate who are NOT responsible for this spam. Whichever version of this you get, avoid it like the plague.
Added: the following email addresses are being use for this, and probably others: