Sunday, October 21, 2007

Careerbuilder puts phishing prevention off on its users

I got the following message, "apparently" from the sender below, purporting to offer me a job on the basis of my CareerBuilder Profile. The contact even mimics the kind that a legitimate employer requests with a candidate via Careerbuilder. Once upon a time I used to receive those legitimate contacts from CareerBuilder. These days, this is all I get: It could be ten of ten of the last ten varieties of scams on the 'net.

So I went poking around at the CareerBuilder Site and probably the best link that I found is the one I associated with the heading of this article (Click the Title of this posting). I went through all kinds of engine-saavy search gymnastics to try to find a place at CareerBuilder where I could send this message for analysis and potential anti-scammer action. You'd think CareerBuilder would care. Well, what I found would lead me to believe otherwise. Wake up, CareerBuilder, if you want to stay in business, you'll learn that you can't put protection off on your users -- your Customer Base. It won't be long before Employers seeking employees find out that there's too much network traffic devoted to fake contacts for their legitimate requests to be fielded. Then it's bye-bye CareerBuilder. I'm sure I'll shed a tear.
Message from Job Poster
Hello Ernest, my name is Luciano and I represent Italy-Dreams lt., a travel company
from Italy - Europe,we are searching for a agent to represent us in the U.S. I came
across your resume on CareerBuilder.com and would like the opportunity to discuss
employment with Italy-Dreams.

We have some outstanding opportunities available, and based on your qualifications,
it appears you would be an exceptional candidate.

Resident of US.
1 hours free time within the work days
Job Description
Most of our customers prefer to pay us with personal or business checks or by wire
transfers and we do not have an account in U.S.A that will clear this money. Here in Italy
it takes 4-6 weeks and 25% to clear one single check, and 2-4weeks for a wire transfer.
This is way we need your asistance.

Your work will consists in receiving payment from our US customers and making further
payments to our main office or to one of our regional affiliate departments.

Agent's commission is 10% from each transaction.

Each transaction will be made only after prior notification by phone call or e-mail.
This is 100% legal and you don't have to pay any taxes. You are not required to have any
extra knowledge or to be experienced in this business and this occupation can endow
additional income to you and your family as it will not require more than few hours per week.

If you want more details on joining our part time employees or for an immediate
start please fill in the application form below, copy and send-it via email to

E-mail programs can easily mistake important messages for junk mail and automatically put
them in the trash. To ensure our emails are delivered to your inbox without interruption, add
our e-mail address to your address book.

Please correctly fill in the fields below:

<All the information thieves typically seek>
Regards, Luciano Brasco
Italy-Dreams lt.
E-mail: italy.torino@hotmail.com
Telephon: +39 011 234 14 679
Fax: +39 011 829 31 126
We are really sorry and we sincerely apologize if this message caused your any
This email was sent by: CareerBuilder.com
8420 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL, 60631 USA
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