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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 03:37 pm
From: Eliza Wilson (acct@evergoldcorpltd.com)
Subject: [Bulk] We are looking for [my email address here]
Reply-To: [none listed]
Addressed to Me: yes

scam body under fold )

Okay, as per usual the standard "job" scam flags are flying with this one - contacting me out of the blue in a declining economy, promising large sums of money for very little work.

Googling "the Brit Method" comes up with a whole page basically saying it's a stock market scam. I'm not going to be duplicating someone else's efforts here, but be aware, anything which is selling itself as a "method" for playing the stock market is about as reliable as any other "method" for making heaps of money by gambling (horses, poker, casinos, you name it - the stock market is just another gambling venue). That is to say, the most reliable way to make money from such things is to be the person selling the "method" to gullible suckers.

If you've received one of these, just delete it. Don't click on the links, and don't believe the promises of lots of money. The only people making money out of this scheme are the people selling it.
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Sunday, March 20th, 2016 08:35 am
From: Samuel@zxinfra.org (Samuel Adams)
Subject: [Bulk] This will BLOW YOUR MIND
Reply-To: mailer@zxinfra.org
Addressed to me: Yes.

Message body below fold )

Okay, to start with this snaps out the big scam flag of "trying to hook me through greed". $4115.75 per day is over $514 per hour (which is a ridiculous hourly rate for ANYTHING) or over $20,000 per week, and it sounds frankly unrealistic no matter which way you try to slice it. For zero experience or expertise? Nope, that definitely reads like someone is trying to trick me.

So I went digging around on the web. All the links in the original (which I haven't reproduced here) lead to a domain called zxinfra.org - and strangely enough, there's not much information around about them. They've only been registered since 01 FEB 2016, and are apparently hosted in Pasadena, California (the address in New York state is for the company they got their mailing list from - NationWideMediaInteractive.com). What little information I can find points possibly to them being about distributing malware, and/or phishing.

Have to admit, it doesn't tempt me to click on those links. If you get one of these (or anything else from zxinfra.org) I'd suggest dropping it straight into the bit-bucket.