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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Alert: Atlantic Post fraud

I received a couple of the following a few minutes or several ago. Given the pathetically poor attempt at faking the headers, I do sometimes ponder why they've not devoted at least a little more time into bothering to try, given their involvement in fraud and other criminal activity.

Header: Spot the fake!

The following is the headers from one of the emails. See if you can spot the faked lines (nope, it really is excruciatingly blatant). No prizes, no tricks, take your time.

Return-Path: <veldtl@WellsFargo.com.postfix.casesmaker.ru>
Delivered-To: <[REMOVED]>
Received: from controller2.emailconfig.com ([109.68.33.145])
    by mailserver1.emailconfig.com (Dovecot) with LMTP id U690JCvRVFKyDAAA4wGEVw
    for <[REMOVED]>; Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:27:19 +0100
Return-Path: <veldtl@WellsFargo.com.postfix.casesmaker.ru>
Received: from mailserver2.emailconfig.com ([109.68.33.147])
    by controller2.emailconfig.com (Dovecot) with LMTP id Kb+zCUCQVVI2MAAAH46cUA
    ; Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:27:19 +0100
X-Spam-Flag: YES
X-Spam-Score: 4.552
X-Spam-Level: ****
X-Spam-Status: Yes, score=4.552 tagged_above=-9999 required=1.3
    tests=[BAYES_50=0.8, HTML_MESSAGE=0.001, RCVD_IN_BRBL_LASTEXT=1.449,
    RCVD_IN_RP_RNBL=1.31, RCVD_IN_SORBS_DUL=0.001, RDNS_DYNAMIC=0.982,
    SPF_PASS=-0.001, T_FRT_INCOME=0.01] autolearn=no
Received: from ull-43-111.50-151.net24.it (adsl-ull-43-111.50-151.net24.it [151.50.111.43])
    by mailserver2.emailconfig.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 13B0B4C06BD
    for <[REMOVED]>; Wed, 9 Oct 2013 18:27:07 +0100 (BST)
Received: from (192.168.1.142) by WellsFargo.com.postfix.casesmaker.ru (151.50.111.43) with Microsoft SMTP Server id 8.0.685.24; Wed, 9 Oct 2013 18:27:17 +0100
Message-ID: <525591CB.504070@WellsFargo.com.postfix.casesmaker.ru>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2013 18:27:17 +0100
From: Atlantics Post <veldtl@WellsFargo.com.postfix.casesmaker.ru>
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.9) Gecko/20101112 Thunderbird/3.1.4
MIME-Version: 1.0
To: <[REMOVED]>
Subject: Career with Atlantics Post LLC
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="------------06010100605060506090406"



The content:

The following is the actual content of them;

Atlantics Post LLC is now hiring for a Shipping Clerk. If You are young, enthusiastic person. Looking for a great job opportunity with a stable in come this job is for you.

Duties:
Receive packages at workplace (out of home possition);
Transfer the packages to our business partners nationwide;
Keeping accurate records of operations and report them

Requirements:
- Thorough knowledge of quality improvement techniques and experience with process and service delivery improvement.
- Strong ability to analyze, organize and simplify complex processes and data.
- Exceptional attention to detail.
- Considerable experience with data reporting systems.
- Leisure business experience an asset.
- Flexible, adaptable to change, and resourceful in the face of shifting priorities and demands.

WHAT'S NEXT?
If you have any questions, you can call our toll-free number 866-652-8106.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume by e-mail <JanetHamptoncav@yahoo.com> or fax (904-212-0897).



The only difference I've seen between those I've received, have been the email addresses they want you to send your "resume" (by far one of the worst things you can do! (the worst thing you can do of course, other than responding in the first case, is actually "working" for them, not least because it will put you straight in the firing line for prosecution!)).

Atlantics Post LLC is now hiring for a Shipping Clerk. If You are young, enthusiastic person. Looking for a great job opportunity with a stable in come this job is for you.

Duties:
Receive packages at workplace (out of home possition);
Transfer the packages to our business partners nationwide;
Keeping accurate records of operations and report them

Requirements:
- Thorough knowledge of quality improvement techniques and experience with process and service delivery improvement.
- Strong ability to analyze, organize and simplify complex processes and data.
- Exceptional attention to detail.
- Considerable experience with data reporting systems.
- Leisure business experience an asset.
- Flexible, adaptable to change, and resourceful in the face of shifting priorities and demands.


WHAT'S NEXT?
If you have any questions, you can call our toll-free number 866-652-8106
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume by e-mail MaritzaLineryse@yahoo.com <mailto:MaritzaLineryse@yahoo.com> or fax (904-212-0897).



The type of scam in this case, is very blatant. It's dropshipping and financial fraud, for those wondering.

These people haven't just stuck to spamming for their scams via emails by the way - they've even set up "blogs" to entice the unwary. Such as the following;

hxxp://pjngso.typepad.com
hxxp://pjngso.typepad.com/blog/

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