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Monday, 21 November 2011

Some work-at-home scams to avoid

Only a real idiot would send spam to a spamcop.net address. Here is a real idiot:

From: Rock Cruit Management 3dhgubesch@hochrather.at
Reply-To: 3dhgubesch@hochrather.at
date    21 November 2011 18:03
subject    Rock Zone Management: Your Job Application is Pending
   
Give the time of day [redacted]


Thank you for submitting your information for potential employment opportunities.
We look forward to reviewing your application,
but can not do so until you complete our internal application.

The pay range for available positions range from $35.77 per hour to $57.62 per hour.
Prior to begin able to be considered, you will first need you to formally apply.
Please go here to begin the process:

http://widg.me/VocOw

Also, the following perks are potentially available:

- Paid Time Off
- Health Benefits Package
- Higher than average salaries
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Extensive 401(k)program

Please take the time to follow the directions and complete the entire application process.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Best Regards,

Rock Cruit Management

In this case, the email originated from 200.74.5.198 in Chile. A second sample was from 31.175.175.182 in Poland.

Clicking through the "widg.me" shortcut leads to a site called rockcruitmanagement.com which looks like a recruitment site at first glance, but in fact is just an entry doorway to a very dubious work-at-home scheme. The domain is WhoisGuard protected, but there are several other crappy sites also hosted on 216.38.13.210 of a similar theme.

A tip - if you get a spam email like this, forward it to the web hosts at abuse -at- gigenet.com and perhaps this will be shut down.

All the sites try to hide their identity, but we can trace them back through their Google Analytics ID of UA-1504952 and AdSense ID of pub-286423930919881 to websitedesignbrisbane.org ("Jetstream Web Design + SEO") in Brisbane, Australia. I haven't been able to trace who is behind this company, and in fact it seems doubtful that there is a company at all.. but still, this seems to be the origin of the spam. The registration details for that domain are:

Registrant ID:6050DF1BFA437FB2
Registrant Name:Jetstream Online
Registrant Organization:Jetstream
Registrant Street1:4/11 Emperor st
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Annerley
Registrant State/Province:QL
Registrant Postal Code:4103
Registrant Country:AU
Registrant Phone:+61.431714098
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:jetstream2@gmail.com


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7 comments:

Schollescholle said...

Thanks a lot. Yours was the information i´ve been looking for.
In my case the mail seemed to originate from a swiss company.

Since I am german the Mail started with "Hail! Frank" (witty...).

But here is the difference to all those other mail-bastards:

They did call my yesterday in advance to ask stupid questions!

That's an new one, isn't it?
Soundquality was pathetic. Where did you write they come from? Peru?

Conrad Longmore said...

@Schollescholle they are Australian as far as I can tell, but in the sample I had the email came from Chile. Could have been a spam bot though.

Schollescholle said...

Contry-Code was 001, that would be
north-america. But I wouldn't trust my phone with that, because it sometimes doesn't display properly.

kbbbb777 said...

It's a residential address, and the phone number provided is a mobile phone number. Tempting to find out if the number is legit.

I have reported this to the Australian Government, although because I have not been a victim and there is no clear indication that the Brisbane group is behind the activity (if you look at their website it doesn't even work properly and has a copyright date from four years ago) I don't think it is a police matter, so I have not bothered reporting it to the centralised online fraud squad.

Suevans said...

I am also being inundated with these emails, I have forwarded to The ACMA, you can also forward scam texts to these people. Here is the website for anyone interested www.acma.gov.au. If enough people forward we might at least stop this one coming.

EB said...

Thanks for this info when it asked me for my credit report and to email it it was too suspicious then when I called the number it went to google voice.

amy said...

I got this email, except this was my list of benefits:

- Paid Time Off
- Health Benefits Package
- Higher than average wage
- Hi, Bob, I was working under pressure trying to cope with stress every day for over 10 years. So that’s when my problems in bed began. Then I found this link and my life started changing for the better. My wife is very happy too now and we’ve been married for 15 years already! Tom Reimbursement
- Full 401(k)program