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Last ooorders!… We’re sorry but for now, due to resources, we need to close the Money Savers Arms including Discussion Time.

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Just received the following spam email

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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Sublime_2Sublime_2 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
Just received the first spam email I've had in years:


Internationally located organization seeks for employe in the UK for representation work with part-time and full-time schedule options.
Relocation is not required, job seeker will operate from current location. Medical and travel fees compensation.
Must be motivated organized person, 18+ age. Compensation from 2500 pounds + commission earned.
Please, contact our HR department, we will answer in 1 days.
This is a great potential to make that next career step and get in involved with a people orientated business who offer clear career progression for their employees.
To receive more answers, please simply reply back to this email. You are free to attach your Resume for a confidential discussion.




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I wonder if they get many responses. :)
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  • sublime wrote: »
    I wonder if they get many responses. :)
    More than this thread, they're hoping.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Forumite
    0 posts
    Ninth Anniversary 10 Posts Combo Breaker
    Just a question: Do you use the Playstation Network? And if you do, is the email address the spam was sent to the same one you use for signing to the PSN? Because tonight I received this email and it is the first ever spam email I have ever received to that email address, and it is also the one I use for PSN.
  • I rec'ed two yesterday and one this morning from the FBI. Apparently, I'm looking at naughty website and they need to talk to me:eek::rotfl:
    The shinbone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.
    :TBig thanks to all competition posters:T
  • free4440273free4440273 Forumite
    38.4K posts
    I just received one from the 'FBI' ! :laugh: :o
    BLOODBATH IN THE EVENING THEN? :shocked: OR PERHAPS THE AFTERNOON? OR THE MORNING? OH, FORGET THIS MALARKEY!

    THE KILLERS :cool:

    THE PUNISHER :dance: MATURE CHEDDAR ADDICT:cool:
  • I received similar email to an address I use only for Amazon. Very worrying as they have my name too. I have sent a message to Amazon customer service.
  • ICATQICATQ Forumite
    664 posts
    Email addresses can be harvested from websites without the host loosing the data through hacking.

    Asking for a CV is a good way of getting personal details for identity theft.
  • robin_banksrobin_banks Forumite
    15.8K posts
    I get that all the time sub........
    "An arrogant and self-righteous Guardian reading [email protected]".

    !!!!!! is all that about?
  • free4440273free4440273 Forumite
    38.4K posts
    I received similar email to an address I use only for Amazon. Very worrying as they have my name too. I have sent a message to Amazon customer service.

    hi badger and welcome to mse :wave:
    BLOODBATH IN THE EVENING THEN? :shocked: OR PERHAPS THE AFTERNOON? OR THE MORNING? OH, FORGET THIS MALARKEY!

    THE KILLERS :cool:

    THE PUNISHER :dance: MATURE CHEDDAR ADDICT:cool:
  • ICATQ wrote: »
    Email addresses can be harvested from websites without the host loosing the data through hacking.

    Usually, yes.
    However, my public profile on Amazon (wishlist etc) uses a different address to my main account. It's the private address and my initials and surname that the spammers have. I may be wrong (in fact I hope I am) but I don't think you can get that info through normal use of the site.
    I had a similar thing happen with Play.com a few weeks ago - it was discussed at length on this site and Play.com took appropriate action.
  • hi badger and welcome to mse :wave:

    Thank you.
    Shame my first post wasn't on a happier note eh?
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