Many of you already know we are very proactive in combating spam. Occasionally we come across a few we feel our users should know about. We have received at least 100,000 of these emails in the last few weeks. Of course they have been flagged as spam as the violations of these emails are easy to spot.
Here’s an example of one of the spam messages:
We are looking for employees working remotely.
My name is Roland, I am the personnel manager of a large International company.
Most of the work you can do from home, that is, at a distance.
Salary is $2500-$5000.
If you are interested in this offer, please visit Our Site
The link provided sends the user to a hacked site, such as WordPress, then forwards onto their landing page:
Then clicking through gets you to their site where you watch a video trying to convince you to sign up with their scam.
A quick bit of research on the domain name shows it’s a proxy/private registered domain in the Bahamas. Two major red flags. Simply put, they don’t want you to know who they are. If that’s the case, are they to be trusted? No.
I did a simple test by entering a jibberish md5 hash generated email address on their unsubscribe link, despite the “You Will Never Get Spam”, and of course hours later we are receiving messages sent to that fake email address.