At least they respect me

Yesterday Aaron forwarded me the message below, which had the subject “Correction grammar mistakes Job.”

From: Aaron
To: Evie

Most Ironic Fake “Work From Home” Spam Ever.

——-Original Message——-
From: Dating Group Team
Subject: Correction grammar mistakes Job.
Sent: Jul 09 ’08 16:53

Good Day,

We offer a part time job on your computer.

Job Description:

We will provide you with the texts for our employees with the important information and you will correct the texts as an english speaking person and send them back to us.

Salary:

We don’t have a fixed salary for this vacancy. We will pay you $7.00 for every 1Kb of the corrected text. You will get paid at the END of each month. Every month your salary will be different as it depends on your activity.

Example: If you correct about 5Kb of texts per day you will get over $1000.00 at the end of the month.

Requirements:

-Location: USA
-Age: 20+
-Home computer, e-mail address and Microsoft Word
-Responsibility

To apply for job please send us the following information to:

Dating.Services.80@gmail.com
__________
FULL NAME:
HOME ADDRESS:
CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE:
Phone number (home or cell, but SHOULD BE available any day time):
E-MAIL:
AGE:
OCCUPATION:
EDUCATION:
AVAILABLE HOUR TO WORK WITH US:
———-

As soon as we revise your aplication we will contact you within 24 hours.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask.

Awaiting for your application.

With respect
Dating Group Team

Leave a comment

18 Comments

  1. Jon

     /  July 11, 2008

    the modern recycling plant in yahoo search will do

  2. Richard Aronson

     /  July 11, 2008

    I replied to this email. My guess is that it’s one of four things, in order of likelihood from most to least:

    1) After you’ve given them a month of proofreading and believe you are due several hundred dollars, they ask for bank information to transfer the funds. Big mistake, but after a month of seemingly legitimate transactions some people will lower their guards in order to get paid.

    2) After you get used to opening their files automatically (every day), they send you something nasty as an attachment.

    3) After they’ve gotten a month’s worth of proof reading out of you, they simply stiff you. How much proof reading could they really need?

    4) This is legitimate. My daughter has done translations and if they’ve got somebody there with mediocre English $35/document is a lot less than going rate.

    I put the likelihood of legitimacy at around 2% maximum for three reasons. First of all, they are using gmail; if they were a legitimate web based business, they’d have their own URL. Secondly, they have no way of knowing whether anybody they hire can actually proof read. Finally, they are in Russia, which is the source of a lot of scams.

    But I believe collectively we have an opportunity to prove this is some sort of scam. The first page of the text file they sent me begins:

    Dear Mr. Proctor,

    We have got your application about new vacancy.
    We have analized (sic) our partnership and decided:

    If they are sending everybody the same attachment, then we can be pretty sure that somewhere down the road bad things will happen. Why would they need the same letter proofed multiple times? Also, reading between the lines, the text of the proofing sample have a strong bias towards making me think this is a large ongoing concern that frequently deals in lots of money and rewards its employees with bonuses and vacations, and that its employees are happy and want their relatives to come work for them.

    If anybody else got a sample .txt file and has the same attachments, please let me know at aronson at sierratel com.

    Thanks,
    Richard Aronson

  3. Madhu

     /  July 29, 2008

    Hi I got similar email from them and its the same !!
    I never believed them but wanted to take a chance..not anymore. Thanks for posting it.

    Dear Mr.Proctor,

    We have got your application about new vacancy.
    We have analized our partnership and decided:

    From 03.02.2008 to June 2008 you provived yourself as a respectful employee.
    You have been always in a contact with us, always did your job in the right way,
    accepted payments of our clients fast and cashed them good.

    We are sure that dureing this time you have understood all sence of our business.
    We keep important such employees like you and we offer you to become an official
    manager of our company in your region.

  4. Curtis Hines

     /  August 14, 2008

    Well I’ve received the same about a month ago and I fell victim…

  5. Esther Wilhelm

     /  October 1, 2008

    I just received the same e-mail — I want to know if something happened to Curtis.

  6. Dear the millions of people coming to this page by searching for “Dating Group Team”: please read this.

  7. Mary Allan

     /  October 3, 2008

    Yeah I received it as well. Thought it was spam and noticed they really did need a proofreader – see how they spelled aplication (sic)? And who revises an application – I think they meant review.
    P.S. I too want to know what happened to Curtis?

  8. Deb

     /  October 9, 2008

    OMG! I too received the exact text to revise as Madhu just 2 days ago, obviously this has been going on for quite some time. Was really hoping this one was for real, have been looking for honest work from home for 2 years now and can’t seem to find on going work. It’s sad that there are actually more “fake” jobs than real ones. If I were a reputable company, I would be quite offended by all those impersonating. I sure hope Curtis didn’t get into any legal trouble because of these thieves.

  9. Lynn

     /  October 10, 2008

    I got this today and just like most of you, hoped it was real. I guess I’ll just hit delete!

  10. Edward

     /  October 12, 2008

    The scam writer appears to have revised their email:

    Received: from [79.110.129.38] (EHLO directx.under.net.ua) (79.110.129.38) 12 Oct 2008 05:35:42 +0000
    Return-Path: aabuhi7323@abrahami.com
    Received: from [79.110.129.38] by ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.com; Sun, 12 Oct 2008 07:35:43 +0200
    From: Ariel Negron
    Received-SPF: none (directx.under.net.ua: domain of aabuhi7323@abrahami.com does not designate permitted sender hosts)
    Subject: Texts Editing job. Group Code: BDH5R67I-ETH Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 07:35:43 +0200 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”Windows-1252″
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    X-Mailer: Microsoft Office Outlook, Build 11.0.5510 Thread-Index: Aca6Q62C2OZN2VI4D8KY5BACMI0G6L== X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.2670
    Message-ID:
    X-Antivirus: From: Ariel Negron

    Good day

    We are offering a part time work based on your computer.

    Job Description:

    We will provide you with the texts, you will revise and correct
    the texts for spell and grammar mistakes as an english speaking person and send them back to us.

    Salary:

    We don’t have a fixed salary for this vacancy. We will pay you $7.00 for every 1Kb of the text which you revise . (about 4-5 Kb every day)
    You will get paid once a month.

    Example: If you correct about 5Kb of texts per day you will get over $1050.00 at the end of the month.

    Requirements:

    -Location: USA
    -Age: 24+
    -Home computer, e-mail address and Microsoft Word

    To apply for the position, please, provide us with the following information ONLY to our e-mail: dating.intl.union@gmail.com

    __________
    FULL NAME:
    HOME ADDRESS:
    CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE:
    Phone number (home or cell, but SHOULD BE available any day time):
    E-MAIL:
    AGE:
    OCCUPATION:
    EDUCATION:
    ———-

    Your resume will be reviewed during 24 hours.

    Sincerely, Dating Group Team
    dating.intl.union@gmail.com


    My reply:

    Normally I would thank you for contacting me with your offer, however, I am a professional editor and as such, am extremely busy at the present time.

    In addition, your pay rates and pay period are unacceptable for professional editors of all media types.

    I also must object to your collection of my private information, including sending me this unsolicited email. Please remove me from your email lists and do not contact me again.

    Harsh? Maybe, though I get enough spam every day that my mail server gets bogged down and since I pay for it, nasty-grams are the first response.

  11. abla

     /  October 15, 2008

    I fell for this one, too, and I am embarrased and ashamed of myself. I am normally more careful, and should have paid closer attention to the location (Russia). I edited two pieces so far, but will send this address to my spam folder.

    Sigh. I agree with those of you who say the pay is borderline insulting for a professional editor. I guess I responded because I have been unable to find a job for some time. Like they say, “if it’s too good to be true…”

    Live and learn.

  12. All you are doing is giving away the following.

    FULL NAME:
    HOME ADDRESS:
    CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE:
    Phone number (home or cell, but SHOULD BE available any day time):
    E-MAIL:
    AGE:
    OCCUPATION:
    EDUCATION:
    AVAILABLE HOUR TO WORK WITH US:

    The hours available to work with them tell when you are home and when you are not. When you are not home, some will break into your home.

  13. This post is definitely very educational. I admire the time you used up posting this post. I would like to become a nurse, do you have any notion where I could get information and facts about nurse incomes, job information and what is the basis. Any idea where I could get this details?

  14. These are genuinely wonderful ideas in on the topic of blogging.

    You have touched some nice things here. Any way keep up wrinting.

  15. Heya just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let
    you know a few of the images aren’t loading properly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show
    the same outcome.

  16. I’m not sure where you are getting your info, however good
    topic. I must spend a while learning more or figuring
    out more. Thank you for wonderful info I was searching for this info for my mission.

  17. I every time spent my half an hour to read this webpage’s articles everyday along
    with a cup of coffee.

  18. Hi, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog site in Firefox, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that,
    excellent blog!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>