RKOV (paradoox) wrote,

And the spam / scams continue

Be careful out there!

I received the following email which almost caught me:

From: John Worley <john@johnathanworley.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 2:54 PM
Subject: Quick Boston question
To: <me>

Hi Richard, 
My name's John Worley and I'm reaching out because I noticed you're in the Boston area on your LinkedIn. 

I recently completed my Masters at Stanford and have started a new service in Boston where we send housecleaners to houses/apartments to do basic cleaning (bathrooms, take out the trash and cleaning sheets) for $20.  

Would you be willing to answer a few quick questions about it? Here's the questions (it will take under a minute): goo.gl/forms/<redacted>

Thanks so much! 

Now the $20 fee seemed low and was a little curious.

Of course hovering over the goo.gl/form/<redacted> and seeing it was really going to a different URL was a total tip-off.  

I wonder where www.johnathanworley.com would take me?

One of these days I'm going to put a sandbox up so I can research these things in more detail.

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