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Thursday, 7 January 2010

"Testkauf" - German language "mystery shopper" scam

For some reason, I've been getting a lot of these German-language spams, mostly originating from Brazil..
Subject: Testkauf

Mitarbeiter fuer Testeinkauf bundesweit gesucht.
Bewerbung bitte an blahblah@yahoo.de
This roughly translates as:

Subject: Test Shopping
Searching nationwide for employees to do test purchasing.
To apply, please contact blahblah@yahoo.de
In each case, the header contain a fake "from" address, the Yahoo! email address changes constantly.. and the mail seems to come from Brazil. This is most likely just a version of the mystery shopper scam, and should be avoided.

1 comment:

Tony said...

Hi Dynamoo,

I've been receiving them as well, and forwarding them to abuse@yahoo.de along with the pertinent header data. I've also been getting a lot of "Adwords" spams, but the domains most of them try and take me to are unregistered. Strange, no?