Just got a fake job solicitation in my e-mail. It almost triggered the spam filters it seems, but just slipped in under. Like the Articlebat.org e-mail, it purported to come through Vertical Response, but this time, Google noted in the headers that the IP address was not a permitted sender under Vertical Response's SPF policy.
Additionally, the spam analysis from my anti-spam software noted that the IP address was in two greylist/blacklist databases and it's out of Toronto.
Here's the e-mail text:
We're looking for US Native Speaker writer for our e-commerce website's blog. Our priority will be writers from US.
Our payment will be: Fixed salary
We will determine the keywords,topic and amount of the word you'll write. We'll send you all the necessary information before you start writing. Your English MUST be error free, grammatically correct, friendly and fluent. Learn more
Thanks for reading.
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Quality Inn and Suites Anaheim Resort
1441 South Manchester Avenue
Anaheim, California 92802
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Followed the link in a sandboxed browser and ended up at 3000robots.net with... An Articlebat resume submission form.
They went from almost tricky to completely bogus. Don't get your hopes up and don't waste your time.