I’m guessing that the eBand Search scam is either doing really poorly or really well because there are some new versions of the same email going around. With Companies as well respected as eZ Auctions and Consumer Business Bureau how can you possibly lose a lot of money and/or your identity? Consumer Business Bureau is set up to look like a sort of Better Business Bureau entity (an actual and legitimate organization), which makes it especially disturbing because it is kind of mocking the people getting scammed.
The one thing absolutely consistent between all the scam emails I’ve gotten from these folks is the space between my name (thank you, CareerBuilder.com) and the comma. Another is that the link to apply always ends: careers.aspx?[an identifying code]. While clicking on this link probably won’t do anything terrible, it definitely is confirming at least that your email address works.
Below is a sample letter from eZ Auctions. To see a sample the Consumer Business Bureau, look in the comments of the entry which discusses eBand Search and the joy of Career Builder.
Dear [sucker] ,
I have recently viewed your resume online and feel that you are qualified for an immediate opening with our company as an EBay Auction Manager. We are eZ Auctions, one of the most exciting website launches in the last few years.
[sucker] , if you are looking for an opportunity to find a real long-term career with an exciting cutting edge company, you may be the person we are looking for, so apply today!
eZ Auctions is the newest and most innovative online auctioning service on the web today. We offer the everyday housewife, college student, homeowner or grandparent the opportunity to benefit from the booming online auction business.
eZ Auctions is completely free, unlike many other sites in the online auction industry, giving you the opportunity to profit from the “trash to treasure” mantra with very little investment.
The EBay Auction Manager position we have available is not a sales position. We offer our EBay Auction Managers the following:
Highly competitive salary.
Incentive Plan that can add 40% or more to Base Salary
Medical, Dental, and Vision plan
Rapid Fast Track Advancement Program
We are looking for a hard working person who is passionate about the online auction industry, and looking for a career – not just another job. [sucker] , if you feel the EBay Auction Manager position is right for you, visit the link below and fill out the online application. (If the link does not work in your e-mail, you may copy and paste the address in your browser.)
I am looking forward to reviewing your online application :~)