I can’t tell whether this is spam

2007-10-10 11:51:19 UTC

Dear Candidate,

We have a job offer available for you. I am Darnell [deleted], Recruiting agent [deleted] Consultant Group Of Co., an establishment that deals in the import and export of Cocoa butter cream, Rubber, Cotton, textiles and fabric materials based in the UK.

We are looking for a trustworthy representative in the United State that will aid as a link between us and our customers in US for getting and remitting our payments. I would like to know if you are interested, respond only if you will like to work from home (part-time) and get paid weekly without leaving or affecting your present job.

(PAY IS GOOD)
if you are interested, forward the following info. to my email address which is :

[deleted]

Full Names.
Mailing Address.(PO BOX NOT ALLOWED)
City.
Zip-Code.
State.
Tel:
Gender.
Present Occupation.
Age.
Email.
Mode Of Identification.
Country:

I would be expecting your email ASAP if you are interested and want to know more about this job.

Regards,
Darnell [deleted]
For: [deleted] Consultant Group Of Co.

Points to consider:

  • The message did originate from LinkedIn‘s servers. (LinkedIn, for those of you who don’t know, is basically a social network intended to be used for corporate networking—i.e., getting hired or finding somebody to hire.)
  • I don’t have an account on LinkedIn.
  • So he must know my email address, in which case, why not email me directly?
  • This person seems to know that I work with Cocoa.
  • But didn’t notice that I’m a Cocoa programmer.
  • Much of the language reads like a Nigerian 419 letter (e.g., “We are looking for a trustworthy representative in the United State that will aid as a link between us and our customers in US for getting and remitting our payments.”).
  • OTOH, nothing about deposed rulers or millions of dollars.

I still can’t tell whether this is spam. :\

2 Responses to “I can’t tell whether this is spam”

  1. Its Spam Says:

    It’s spam, I got one the other day. Send your info, maybe youll get spam delivered to your real mailbox :)

  2. Hub Says:

    spam definitely. I don’t know how you could think it could be ham…

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