Contract Employment E-mail, asking for Entry Fee, is a Scam
Security researchers at BitDefender discovered scam e-mails circulating that duped Internet-users into understanding that there was work for 7 days for a salary of $500-$1,200 which in euros was 350EUR to 840EUR, published softpedia dated November 11, 2011.
Captioned "This thing changed my life," the fake electronic mail encourages recipients to go through the brief text followed with clicking on a web-link embedded on the e-mail. Although users may feel that the message is all scam, yet for anyone requiring employment and reading this e-mail will, however, unexpectedly realize that the message indeed isn't so absolutely lucid.
For, if he clicks on the web-link, it leads him onto an html web-page masquerading as a newspaper wherein just the finance news-section carries one solitary article that attempts at creating conviction. There are actually stories of success in this article about other people who took up the mentioned work and apparently had their lives transformed.
The reader of the article further learns that an extremely good candidate does not require educational qualifications, experience or other necessary inputs, which are normally crucial for excelling in any work interview. All he needs is one PC having an Internet facility. For training, he needn't pay anything, while certainly there are limited positions available, the article declares.
Meanwhile, the scam begins by asking the user for completing one form, providing his name, e-mail id and any phone-number.
Thereafter, for getting the work, he's directed for paying $5 or Euro 3.5 as promotional fee rather than the normal $40 or Euro 28.
Interestingly, different from similar such scams, the current one dupes the user who if accesses the web-page again, discovers that the application can't be made any longer as he missed making the payment the first instance, although he can make another attempt by paying $10 or Euro 14.
Specialists state that the e-mail scammers put some effort and time for making this fraud appear real as the process isn't unfamiliar. For, these have emerged routinely during seasonal spam outbreaks 2-3 times every year; however, they intend reaping rewards for the criminals who reformulate them whenever necessary.
Related article: Contract Killer Spam Scam
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