Some People Never Learn...

A while ago I blogged about poor old Marieke from Michael Bailey Associates that tried to convince me to work for her by lying. Apparently, she's not the only one in this hard recruitment market that has to resort to spam or lies to get some business done...

A few days ago I received this e-mail from a guy named Frans van Dooren:

	<MailMessage FromName="Frans van Dooren" FromAddress="frans-van-dooren@a*n.at">
  Hello  

  While surfing Google.NL for the search of Oracle and Oracle 
      Apps people, we found your resume.
  We are looking for Oracle people for some of our clients in the Netherlands.
  If you are interested please send an updated cv and when you 
  would be available. Please give an indication of your hourly or daily rate.
  We hope to hear from you soon

  Kind Regards

  Frans van Dooren
  Honorair Consul of Onyx Finanz AG in Switzerland. 
</MailMessage>

A quick search on Google showed I wasn't the only one that gets spam from Frans as I found this article on the Dutch SUMit web site. I found it fun to read, and I completely agree with Henk Jan's tips for future spam runs like this one.

It seems that since August 2005, poor old Frans traded his reading skills for spelling skills. This message had a lot better spelling than the one Henk Jan got. However, while focusing on typing, Frans forgot to read. On my resume, I have a little disclaimer that says I'd rather not have people contact me for jobs based on this resume. I am more than happy with my current job, and way too busy doing other stuff to do a contract job. Frans also asked for Oracle people, but if you look at my resume, you'll find the word Oracle exactly once; somewhere back in 1997. Not really a specialist, eh?

So, I replied to mr. van Dooren's message and asked him a) did he read the disclaimer and b) on what ground did he think I was an Oracle specialist?

After a day or so I got this message back:

	<MailMessage FromName="onyx finanz" FromAddress="aon.912867123@*on.at">
  Sorry
  It was not ment to send you any email, because you do not have 
  the experience we are looking for. Again sorry
  Kind Regards
  Frans van Dooren
</MailMessage>

WTF??? Oh, right, so that's why you bothered to browse to my contact page, entered your name, a subject and your message, and then took the time to type over the symbols on the CAPTCHA image on the contact page so you could send me this message.... Now I see, it was all a slip of the keyboard. Sorry I misjudged you.....

Sigh..... Some people will never learn....... ;-)


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On Thursday, July 20, 2006 12:04:00 AM Mike said:
I get tons of these in various email accounts, gmail.com included.....
On Thursday, July 20, 2006 4:44:52 AM Imar Spaanjaars said:
As automated spam, or manually crafted?

Imar

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