Sorry for the caps: A friend of mine recently put his resume up on a job hunting site. A few days later he got an e-mail from someone at a company called toospoiled.com saying he'd be a good candidate for a position, (they named the position, legit job title, but in the interest of his anonymity, I will not mention it here), and to apply. It looked like a good job. They offered competitive salary, good benefits, etc. He's been out of work for a while, so he got excited. He followed the link they gave him, and it took him to a job application form. As he was filling out the form, he noticed that they didn't list the position he was applying for in their menu. This was flag #1. So he picks a different position in the list, figuring he would at least get a call back. Flag #2 was that at no point did he have any kind of contact info on anybody he was in contact with. A few days after applying he gets an e-mail saying he looks like a good candidate for the position he applied for.Flag #3 OK, he starts to get a little suspicious here. They give him a link for additional info. They ask for his mailing address, education experience, why he think he'd be a good candidate, etc. Then they ask him questions about getting an advanced degree and basically try and get him to sign up for a mailing list from on-line universities. Flag #4. Also, the position is a work from home, so he won't actually have to go to an office. He starts to get really suspicious due to the mailing list thing, and calls me to ask if I heard of anything about this company. So a quick google for "toospoiled.com" and "scam". Reveals that this guy is a known phisher and is looking for cheap labor/ God knows whatelse. Well, needless to say my buddy will not be accepting any further correspondence from this company, although apparently when he opened their e-mail and also when he visited their site, they loaded some kind of apps onto his machine that pulled info from it. An they will probably be flooding his mailbox with junk mail from now on.
Just wanted to warn the Dub's so no-one else falls victim to this dude.
These things do have a limited lifespan. We have three rack-mount CD burners at work (which are basically internal CD-R drives wrapped in a stand-alone interface) - and all of them at one time or another have had to go into the shop.