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From the People Who Brought You eBand Search: More Scams

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
Expense Account
Paid Vacation
Tuition Reimbursement
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.)

http://jobsezauctions.com/careers.aspx

I am looking forward to reviewing your online application :~)

Regards,
Mark Thomas
eZ Auctions

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The Curse of the Deadly Scam Email of Death

stick ‘em upThere is a creepy new scam in town folks. We all know that even supposedly smart people can be dumb, and sure, everyone makes errors in judgment now and again, so let me tell you now: if you happen to get an email from a person saying they’ve been hired to kill you, they are lying. This new email scam, lets call it the killer with the heart of gold scam. It reads something like this (as with most scam email, note the typos and use of English):

I want you to read this message very carefully, and keep the secret with you till further notice, You have no need of knowing who I am, where am from, till I make out a space for us to see, I have being paid [lots of money] in advance to terminate you with some reasons listed to me by my employers, its one i believe you call a friend, i have followed you closely for one week and three days now and have seen that you are innocent of the accusation, Do not contact the police or F.B.I. or try to send a copy of this to them, because if you do I will know, and might be pushed to do what i have being paid to do, beside, this is the first time I turned out to be a betrayer in my job.

Which sounds kind of laughable, except that when people respond to the email the scammers come back at them with person information, however special agent Bill Shore says, “recipients should not be overly spooked when scammers incorporate their intended victims’ personal details in their schemes.”

In an even more fun turn of events, there is a new angle to the scam. Apparently, you may get contacted by the “FBI”

inform[ing] recipients that an arrest was made in the case. The e-mail says the recipient’s information was found on the suspect and that they should reply to help further the investigation.

If you’ve been had, or if people try to get you report it, contact IC3 or your local FBI field office.

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Career Builder, Get Yourself Scammed Silly

Are you feeling left out because your friends are all getting emails from deposed kings and clever bankers? Feeling blue because you aren’t being offered a job as a “transaction agent?” All you need to do is get these folks your bank info and a few other pieces of your identity and they’ll make you absolutely rich†. Honestly.

Well you can show up all your phished out friends and relatives by getting all the above plus job offers from scammers like AdministrativeSolutions, TooSpoiled, and impactWorldWide.

What do you need to get all these great things happening to you? Sign up at Career Builder (dot com). It is really that easy. No longer will you have to feel inadequate because phishers and scammers are overlooking you. Next time someone says they were emailed by an Iranian banker with access to thirty-five billions dollars you can tell him (or her) that you were contacted just this morning by eBandsearch with a promising‡ job offer based on your “resume online.”

†riches may be in the form of legal woes
‡promising may be defined as promising to scam you

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