Sometimes victims of scams ask me how cybercriminals are able to harvest their personal information. And I always tell them that it is phishing scams like the one below, which preys on the desperate unemployed or persons who are looking to earn extra money in this tough economic times.
The Phishing Kmart Ltd Email Message
From: Kmart (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We have a job opening and we need you in our team. No previous experience is required and particular education qualification is not a requirement.
The job requires you to shop and evaluate our employees. You will get paid to shop and keep the products.
You can join for free without investment. Tell me more information and sign up form
The link in the phishing email message goes to a phishing website with the instructions below that should never be followed.
Instructions on the Fraudulent Kmart Ltd Website
Kmart Shopper is the agency responsible of the treatment and the rights of clients, serving across all the United States.
On top of being paid for shopping you are also allowed to keep purchases for free. Kmart Shopper NEVER charge fees to the shopper.
Training, tips for improvement, and shopping opportunities are provided free to registered shoppers.
Kmart Shoppers are either paid a pre-arranged fee for a particular shop, a reimbursement for a purchase or a combination of both.
You are to shop secretly and invest just a token. This fee will be paid upfront. During this shop you will visit the location and make several observations as regards the customer service.
No upfront fee required.
1) Shopping evaluation : You will receive a form that you are required to fill after you visit any location in your area, You will be evaluating and shopping at your desired mall.
2) You are required to evaluate its customer service and quality control after their services are rendered to you.
3) You would require filling a form to rate the employee(s), the form would be given to you after the assignment evaluation.
4) You will be required to interact with the shop clerk.
5) You will earn the minimum of $400 weekly by working as Kmart Shopper for us and your weekly pay would increase as we have verified you are capable.
Your employment packet includes Shopping evaluation form, a training assignment which we will be sending to you after you received payment for the assignment.