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Scam Sets False Job Offers

A fresh e-mail attack is being spammed that offers jobs causing substantial money wastage, reported PandaLabs. The firm found these messages to arouse temptation for highly paid jobs that claim salaries of 4,000 euros per month with minimal effort. The messages pose to arrive from a world-renowned software developer.

The jobs that the messages offer are described as easy to perform having limited timetable and agreeable with the recipient's main job. The jobs also aim at citizens of the European Union trying to make the fraud appear real.

The spam mail says that one of the world's leading companies in Software Development and IT Project Management has sponsored a vacancy for Customer Service Assistants. The job does not require any special skills or experience. Only the candidate must be over 18 years having a computer, Internet facility and a mobile phone. Any interested person or someone who would like to get more information may contact over e-mail.

The e-mail asks for several large bank transfers as percentage commission to certain addresses. The money has also been obtained through other crimes like phishing where the miscreants intend to launder the funds. If a legal action arises it would be the victims whose names appear in the transactions be charged while the real culprits might go unpunished.

According to Luis Corrons, director of PandaLabs, 2007 is likely to face cyber criminals specializing their methods even more. For instance they will improve the design and programming of phishing mechanisms that will overcome hurdles of corresponding improved security systems. Corrons added that targeted attacks would be major threat this year most likely aiming online banks or services.

Experts advise Internet job searchers to carefully read the entire website. They should assess the authenticity of the company name and profile. This is possible by going through the 'About Us' page accurately and checking the office address and phone numbers. A careful note of the site's invitations for resumes through postal mail or drop boxes along with their offer is necessary. In addition one should be wary of 'too-good-to-be-true' salaries and extra job offers like accommodation and bonuses.

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» SPAMfighter News - 20-01-2007

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