Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The other day I received an email from a very good friend asking me to go over an 'Employment Contract'. He wasn't entirely convinced about the authenticity of the offer he had received.

The email:


The 'Contract' was a word document attached to the above email.

Of course there are several problems with the body of the email. To point out a few:

  • Irregular and incorrect use of capital letters.
  • Typos (Where instead of were).
  • Font inconsistency.
  • The name Dr. Al-Kharafi Al-Sabah.
  • +44 contact number.

Then it gets interesting. I Googled the email address and was directed to http://minabehbehani.com/. After another Google search, I found another website http://ptbms.net/index.html. Suspiciously similar.

It was then I decided to download the attached 'Contract' and take a look at it. Scrolled right off to the last page (old habit). What I saw made me chuckle. I realised - had I opened the attached 'Contract' earlier, there would have been no need for me to even bother with a Google search or read through the email. One look at the last page and it was clear this was NOT authentic.

It is a 5 page contract with a bunch of issues but I will just put up the last page to show you what had me chuckling:


For those of you who haven't figured it out… THAT is Fidel Castro's signature.

Dikhaawon pe mat jaao… apni akal ladaao.

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