July 05, 2017Sloppy Scammer
The Subject: line promises that there's a $90K/year job opening at Apple. The body, however, has different messages about a job. First, I'm being presented with an offer "to work with us" — whoever "us" is. Three positions are apparently available at Google and Facebook. What happened to Apple? Dunno.
Then comes a "Position Summary", which indicates just one available position that pays $75/hour. That's about $150K/year, not $90K. So what's the deal?
There is no deal.
The URLs behind all clickable links go to a domain that was registered way back earlier today. Although the name/address of the registrant is all-American, I don't buy it for an instant. The contact mail address (conceivably of the actual registrant) is a mail.ru address — our old friends of the Russian Federation.
The URLs are coded in such a way that my email address could be determined from any click I make. I'd rather not do it with this harvested address, so I can only guess at the possible outcomes:
- Malware loading
- Request for deep personal information that a legitimate employer might ask for
- Recruitment as a money laundering mule
None of these leads to anything good. Unfortunately, the hot brand names will trick plenty of job hunters/hoppers into at least clicking a link. Woe unto them.