Jotform form used in apparent scam or fraud

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    Harvard Townsend 
    Asked on November 14, 2017 at 04:01 PM

    The jotform https://form.jotform.com/73155589384166 appears to be used to collect information from victims in a "research project" scam/fraud. Here is the email received by several users at our college today:

    From: ShareThis Platform [mailto:from@sharethis.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:19 AM
    To: redacted <redacted@wheaton.edu>
    Subject: Part-time Job offer Opening has shared a link with you!



    Congratulation, We are starting a very big research project in your area. This project takes place every week, so we need to recruit people and you are qualify to work as one. You will get $300 on each assignment. To register for this survey, kindly fill the form below : https://form.jotform.com/73155589384166 congratulation once again and thank you for your time! Gerald Levalee

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    BJoanna
    Answered on November 14, 2017 at 04:34 PM

    Jotform is an online form builder that many webmasters use to build different kind of forms.  However, some phishers might use our tool to make forms where they offer jobs, or they request credit card or critical/personal information such as SSN or login credentials.

    The email you received is using a sender email address that we provide by default. This makes it to appear as if it is coming from our company. 

    However, the form was built by a someone who seems to be using Jotform to scam people by offering a job in exchange of money. Our recommendation is to never ever send money for a job offer. Nevertheless, we have a system that detects spammers or scammers, but some forms built with our tool might bypass our automated system detection, so we appreciate your report. The form you provided is now disabled and the account in which the form was created is now suspended.