Spam Alert: CareerBuilder - Job for you ID #1283811609

Spam Alert: CareerBuilder Job for you ID 1283811609

A new email has begun circulating

Please read carefully the attached information. Email such as this example are a thinly disguised attempt to exploit naive computer users. When enough emails of this type are sent out, the spammer will receive a few tentative responses. It's a "numbers game" : huge volumes of spam are sent out every day in the hope of deceiving just a few folks. Don't get ripped off.

Subject: CareerBuilder - Job for you ID #1283811609

Text: After reviewing your specified work inquiry from the Career Builder database, personnel office of our partnership decided to inform you that we have a seat for you in our house.

Our company, have a seat of Financial Supervisor that oblige skilled character to fit it.
The main active frame includes the direction of payments and bank transfers of our consumers from US. We maintain assistance with the business account opening in case you find disputes .
Considerable income rate can go up to 2 000.00 $ - 4 000.00 $ a week.

Main needs for the position:
*Indirect work
*Computer skills : MS Word, E-mail
*US Citizenship
*Age: 21+
*Clean track

There is no affiliation fees.

Please apply to amanda.morill@yahoo.com.

Origin: IP Address 201.9.98.100, Brazil.

Threat Level: Email harvesting of respondents information for possible identity theft and additional spam generation by adding to more mailing lists.

Attachment: None

Exposure: Responding to the email will expose your contact information to the spammer, which may or may not be legitimate. Any information revealed to the spammer may be used for identity theft.

Pragmatism:

  • The entire message is replete with grammatical errors. The position title, referred to as "a seat of Financial Supervisor" is virtually nonsensical.
  • The "From" email address, the "Reply To" email address, and the "Please apply to" address at the bottom of the text are all different, but are all variations on what appears to be the same person. Each address belongs to the Yahoo.com domain: anyone in the world can create addresses in this domain. No identifying information is required.
  • CareerBuilder.com is a legitimate web site that would not send out messages with blatant misspellings and grammatical errors. Visit the CareerBuilder.com web site for legitimate job opportunities: do not expect the site to solicit you.
  • The "To" address, mdoyle2@netins.net, has no meaning. This domain is an internet provider in Iowa. It is not affiliated with CareerBuilder.com.

Strategy:

  • Completely delete the message.
  • Do not respond to the email. Never give out contact information, social security number, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, or any other personal information to an untrusted web site or email sender. Simply responding to the message (even responding nastily) confirms to the recipient that you actually exist. You will be added to more mailing lists.
  • Never open attachments from untrusted senders or from untrusted web sites.
  • Never forward any attachments from untrusted senders of from untrusted web sites.

Spam Alert: CareerBuilder - Job for you ID #1283811609
Spam Alert: CareerBuilder - Job for you ID #1283811609

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Hub Llama profile image

Hub Llama 6 years ago from Denver, CO

Yikes!

I thought this was going to be about all of those Examiner.com "job" postings. This is worse.


Tom Whitworth profile image

Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

nicomp,

Does this mean the $50K I made, and have in the bank with this fine firm in less than 5 months is phony?


breakfastpop profile image

breakfastpop 6 years ago

I am as disappointed as Tom. I thought I hit the jackpot!


nicomp profile image

nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Tom Whitworth : You'd better convert to gold bullion.

@breakfastpop : You'd better convert to cattle futures.


Robwrite profile image

Robwrite 6 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

The people who come up with these scams should put this much effort into finding a legitimate job.


drbj profile image

drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Since you mentioned them, I once was going to purchase cattle futures but changed my mind when I realized that all the cows I know personally are udderly bovine and don't seem to have much of a promising future.

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