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Monday, 1 August 2011

Fake jobs: careers-canada.com

One fake job domain today, and the scammers seem to have shifted to a new target - Canada. This time, the domain is careers-canada.com, registered only yesterday to the fictitious "Alexey Kernel" in the Ukraine.

The standard approach with these scammers is to spoof an email "from" the target's email address (don't worry if you see this, your email account has not been compromised) and the emails offer a variety of illegal jobs including money laundering. It forms part of this long-running scam.

If you have any examples of emails using this domain, please consider sharing them in the Comments.. thanks!

15 comments:

Nickname unavailable said...

More fake:

Een groot Europees bedrijf is op zoek naar de kandidaten voor beschikbare vacatures.

U zult zonder geldinvesteringen en met minimaal tijdsverlies het geld kunnen verdienen.
Wij zullen een opleiding voor u geven; zelfs tijdens de opleidingsperiode zult u al beginnen het geld te verdienen.

Deelname aan de opleiding zal niet voor je hoofdactiviteiten lastig vallen.

Wanneer U gennteresseerd bent - stuur uw resum op ons e-mail: job@sprytex-it.org

Jason said...

Just received it:

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Hello, We are looking for a payment officer in your area. This is a part time job / flexible hrs.

Your job duties will be to:
Process payments from our clients and send weekly reports on status of payments of transactions.

~This is in view of our not having a branch office presently in Canada,
also becouse of paypal and ebay policies wich is prohibit to work directly with residents of some countries.~

You do not need to have an office and you will have a free time doing your permanent job, you will also secure a good income during the process.

The payment system has various rewards Requirements:
You need to have at least one bank account in Canada.
availability of 1 - 3 hours of spare time per day and internet access or mobile phone for communication.

message us to: Marlin@careers-canada.com

Old Mac said...

Received today in Canada:

Hello, We are looking for a payment officer in your area. This is a part time
job / flexible hrs.

Your job duties will be to:
Process payments from our clients and send weekly reports on status of payments
of transactions.

~This is in view of our not having a branch office presently in Canada,
also becouse of paypal and ebay policies wich is prohibit to work directly with
residents of some countries.~

You do not need to have an office and you will have a free time doing your
permanent job, you will also secure a good income during the process.

The payment system has various rewards Requirements:
You need to have at least one bank account in Canada.
availability of 1 - 3 hours of spare time per day and internet access or mobile
phone for communication.

message us to: Lloyd@careers-canada.com

oxygentax said...

Received this morning in Canada:

Hello, We are looking for a payment officer in your area. This is a part time job / flexible hrs.

Your job duties will be to:
Process payments from our clients and send weekly reports on status of payments of transactions.

~This is in view of our not having a branch office presently in Canada, also becouse of paypal and ebay policies wich is prohibit to work directly with residents of some countries.~

You do not need to have an office and you will have a free time doing your permanent job, you will also secure a good income during the process.

The payment system has various rewards Requirements:
You need to have at least one bank account in Canada.
availability of 1 - 3 hours of spare time per day and internet access or mobile phone for communication.

message us to: Anibal@careers-canada.com

Marklander said...

Any should recognize the misspelling and poor grammar within this email.

"Hello, We are looking for a payment officer in your area. This is a part time job / flexible hrs.

Your job duties will be to:
Process payments from our clients and send weekly reports on status of payments of transactions.

~This is in view of our not having a branch office presently in Canada, also becouse of paypal and ebay policies wich is prohibit to work directly with residents of some countries.~

You do not need to have an office and you will have a free time doing your permanent job, you will also secure a good income during the process.

The payment system has various rewards Requirements:
You need to have at least one bank account in Canada.
availability of 1 - 3 hours of spare time per day and internet access or mobile phone for communication.

message us to: Alana@careers-canada.com"

observer said...

Hello, We are looking for a payment officer in your area. This is a part time job / flexible hrs.

Your job duties will be to:
Process payments from our clients and send weekly reports on status of payments of transactions.

~This is in view of our not having a branch office presently in Canada,
also becouse of paypal and ebay policies wich is prohibit to work directly with residents of some countries.~

You do not need to have an office and you will have a free time doing your permanent job, you will also secure a good income during the process.

The payment system has various rewards Requirements:
You need to have at least one bank account in Canada.
availability of 1 - 3 hours of spare time per day and internet access or mobile phone for communication.

message us to: Pearlie@careers-canada.com

Aaron said...

Hello, We are looking for a payment officer in your area. This is a part time job / flexible hrs.

Your job duties will be to:
Process payments from our clients and send weekly reports on status of payments of transactions.

~This is in view of our not having a branch office presently in Canada, also becouse of paypal and ebay policies wich is prohibit to work directly with residents of some countries.~

You do not need to have an office and you will have a free time doing your permanent job, you will also secure a good income during the process.

The payment system has various rewards Requirements:
You need to have at least one bank account in Canada.
availability of 1 - 3 hours of spare time per day and internet access or mobile phone for communication.

message us to: Callie@careers-canada.com

spcooley1 said...

I have received 10 of these in the last 48 hours. Any suggestions on how to stop them?

Conrad Longmore said...

Stopping them depends on your mail configuration, and everything is different. But if it is like previous spam runs, the mail is faked to look like it comes "from" you. If you scan your mail at the perimeter, then you should be able to block all spam mail messages like this with a configuration change, else make sure that you don't whitelist your own email address in whatever system you use.

observer said...

I have received 6 of these e-mails in the past two days on one account that I have. They are very annoying and I can not figure out how to block them.

Quinte Technical Services said...

I'm getting 4-8 of these careers-canada.com ad day. Can't anything be done to shut this asshole down?

RTIS said...

I got the same message this morning. I wonder if writing back to this scumbag and telling his to go f@#% himself is a waste of breath?

Hello, We are looking for a payment officer in your area. This is a part time job / flexible hrs.

Your job duties will be to:
Process payments from our clients and send weekly reports on status of payments of transactions.

~This is in view of our not having a branch office presently in Canada, also becouse of paypal and ebay policies wich is prohibit to work directly with residents of some countries.~

You do not need to have an office and you will have a free time doing your permanent job, you will also secure a good income during the process.

The payment system has various rewards Requirements:
You need to have at least one bank account in Canada.
availability of 1 - 3 hours of spare time per day and internet access or mobile phone for communication.

message us to: Patrick@careers-canada.com

Tania said...

Hi! I am receiving about 10 a day. They look like I sent them to myself. Conrad, can you give me more details on how not to whitelist my own email address. Thanks!

Conrad Longmore said...

Tania, it's very dependent on your mail system and spam filtering. If you have a seperate spam filter (e.g. MessageLabs, Postini) then check the whitelist / approved senders lists. There's also a similar list buried in Outlook somewhere. I'm afraid that I can't give a specific "how to"..

wanman said...

40 careers-canada.com emails in 7 days (3 different email addresses). They are sending to an email that hasn't been on the web for over a year now so they must be using a database of cached addresses.