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Consumer Alert: Graduation Triggers More Job Scams

Boca Raton, Florida April 29, 2008 - Spammers are taking advantage of an upcoming milestone in the lives of college students. An increase of job scams are being seen with the approaching graduation dates all across the nation.

"Spammers are known for taking advantage of holidays and large events, so this is no surprise. Students can be sure they are getting the legitimate mails regarding future jobs by making sure they have the latest security software" comments Alix Aranza, Managing Director of SPAMfighter North America.

Specific job sites, such as careerbuilder.com, where students often times put their resume are being targeted in particular. Spam mails are being sent saying claiming to be contacting the recpient based on a resume seen online. Recpients are then asked to visit their website and contact them through their site regarding a job. The site they are taken to looks legitimate and can easily fool unsuspecting online applicants.

Students can download free anti-spam software, such as SPAMfighter, to help avoid being deceived by these messages. SPAMfighter can be downloaded free from www.spamfighter.com

About SPAMfighter
SPAMfighter is Europe's leading spam filter developer. The Danish company is owned by the founders of Jubii.dk, Henrik Sørensen and Martin Thorborg, together with two programmers, Daniel Hjortholt and Martin Dyring. SPAMfighter employs 35 people and is based in Copenhagen. SPAMfighter North America is based in Boca Raton, Florida and is headed by Alix Aranza.

SPAMfighter is debt-free and is 100 per cent financed by income from the sale of the SPAMfighter client. Each day, SPAMfighter removes around 38 million spam messages from 42 million tested emails received by over 4.8 million users in 216 countries/regions.

For more information, contact Alix Aranza Phone (USA) +1 (561) 962-4166 Fax (USA) +1 (561) 962-4266 uspartners@spamfighter.com or Henrik Sorensen, info@spamfighter.com SPAMfighter ApS, Nattergalevej 6, DK-2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark. Phone: +45 7022 1551 Fax (Europe): +45 3323 0376

 

» SPAMfighter - 29-04-2008

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