Current Status

This blog is not frequently updated because most case-by-case scam reports are now listed in subordinate blogs. At this point in time, most of my efforts are targeted at documenting employment scams in the Suckers Wanted blog.


Spam: CharityHope

Right... the link in this spam took me to a page full of porn video links, not a form for submitting a resume. Thankfully, I'm cautious enough to use a text-only browser when checking out such things, so I may have been spared an unwanted anatomy lesson. I also tried without the numeric extension on the end of the URL, and that took me to a page containing Javascript which did nothing, but looked a lot like Javascript I have seen on sites which try to exploit security weaknesses in web browsers.

All in all, if you managed to find this page before clicking on any links, I highly recommend that you don't. If you clicked already, and you run Windows, you may want to scan your computer for the latest malware. It's also entirely likely that the number at the end of the URL is a unique tracking ID, and the spammer is creating a list of suckers who are silly enough to click on links in spam, which is always a bad idea (unless you're some kind of idiot who writes a blog about spam).

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Cleo <gerr[@]>
Date: 13-May-2007 12:27
Subject: _The best time to join the team of CharityHope. Contact us by sending your resume.
To: undisclosed-recipients

Our Charitable Center, established in year 2000 by a team of highly qualified professionals who feel privileged to help world and people in their sorrow. We are working to help people donate money for realization our social and charity programs, called up to help growing generation to get education, for providing of charity projects, directed on formation of favorable social and informational area around children. We are working on developing of new children centers for their education, we are taking active part in support and adaptation of homeless children.
Our organization is pleased to inform you that there are available vacancies for a Donation Manager Position.

your resume -

Our team is really happy to invite you to our company!

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