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Beware of Job Offer Phishing and Fake Careerbuilder.com Email Messages Sent by Cybercriminals

2016-10-07T00:45:45  +
Beware of Job Offer Phishing and Fake Careerbuilder.com Email Messages Sent by Cybercriminals

Online users, be aware of fake or phishing Careerbuilder email messages like the one below, which appear as if they came from popular human capital solutions website, www.CareerBuilder.com. The email messages were sent by cybercriminals to steal the recipients' personal information, by claiming that there is a open position or a job available for them, and asking them to complete an attached form or click on a link to visit a phishing website that steals personal and financial information.

A Sample of one of the Phishing Careerbuilder.com Email Messages

From: "Careerbuilder.com" <recruit @careerbuilder.com>
Subject: Job Offer !!

We have an open position in our team , and we are looking for qualified individuals to apply.If you are interested in working with us download the attached file where you can find the registration form and more information about the position you will fill.

Application Form.html (20)

This bogus email message has a fake application form attached called 'Application Form.html'. Other fake email messages will have links to phishing websites.

The Phishing Attached Application Form 'Application Form.html'

Freelance Market Research Analyst Application Form

We are the experts in market research.

We help companies find the market data and industry analysis they need to make informed decisions.

Our collection provides information on products, trends, regions, demographics, industries and companies updated daily from over 700 research publishers worldwide.

Robust intelligence on over 13 million US, Canadian and Mexican public and private companies, as well as over 16 million executive decision makers and hundreds of industries.

The goal of marketing research is to identify and assess how changing elements of the marketing mix impacts customer behaviour.

The Market Research Analyst is principally responsible for interpreting data, formulating reports and making recommendations based upon the research findings.

Stores and organizations such as McDonald's , Anytime Fitness , BEST BUY , STARBUCKS amongst others

pay for market researchers to evaluate their activity and report their experiences.

JOB DETAILS

Freelance market researchers are either paid a pre-arranged fee for a particular assignment , or a monthly salary depending on the number of assignments completed that month.

You are to asses one of our employers business by visiting the location and making several observations about the customer service , shelf arrangement , product shelf life.

First evaluation - You will receive a form that you are required to fill after you visit one of the locations in your area, You will be evaluating your desired mall.

You are required to evaluate the customer service and quality control after their services are rendered to you.

You would require filling a form to rate the employee(s), the form would be given to you after the assignment evaluation.

You will earn the minimum of $50 per assignment plus expenses by working as a freelance market researcher for us and your weekly pay will increase after we evaluate your ability.

Depending on your free time and ability you can receive up to 10 assignments a week.

Your employment package includes an evaluation form and training assignment which we will be sending to you after you received payment for the assignment.

Any information entered and submitted on the form will be sent to the scammers responsible for the fake email message at the following internet address or location:

  • hxxp://wolter-bonn .de/wp-signin.php

Cybercriminals will sell the stolen information to other scammers, or use it to contact their potential victims and attempt to scam them.

Recipients of email messages that appear as if they came from Careerbuilder, asking them to open an attached form or click on a link to submit their information in order to take up a job offer, should go to Careerbuilder's website at https://www.careerbuilder.com/, and sign into their accounts. If there is a job offer for them, they will be notified as soon as they have signed in. This is the best method of protection against Careerbuilder phishing scams that are targeting online users.

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  • Posted: Aug 4, 2017 at 8:19 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Willimantic, Connecticut, United States

    Since I used an email unique and solely for CareerBuilder, I wonder when their site was cracked and email addresses stolen? Unless someone logs in and goes name-by-name to collect thousands of names...?

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    • Posted: Aug 4, 2017 at 9:28 AM by info

      Personal email addresses can be stolen by malware. Therefore, sending email messages from your unique email address to persons whose computers are infected with malware can cause your email address to be stolen. The malware can go through the persons' email client and harvest the email addresses in their contact books or inbox and send them to cybercriminals.

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  • Posted: Apr 26, 2017 at 11:43 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: CareerBuiIder.com [mailto:jobs@careerbuiIder.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8:31 AM
    To: Meier, Henry J.
    Subject: Would You Like To Become A Member Of Our Team?

    We recruit thousands of individuals across the US and Canada to become independent Mystery Shopping sub-contractors. Most of our Mystery Shoppers or Auditors are professionals that work full time jobs, and Mystery Shop part time. Mystery Shopping has many great "perks". Most of the assignments have very flexible time spans and are a great easy way to make part time income. If you are interested, you simply complete our survey in the attachment bellow. It's absolutely free!"

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  • Posted: Jul 18, 2016 at 9:18 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "Hello,

    I get scams a lot and saw your site plus email to forward them. I checked the IP and was in Japan so figured not right. Didn't find anything at Ripoff Report using entire name with the Inc. But found the Walmart reference in a Yahoo search. Here is the URL this email link took me to "http://www.activitymoney .com/Walmart/freelancesurvey.htm".

    This is a easy way for me to report and I may start sending more. I think I threw away a Secret Shopper letter with a $1,6xx check which I was supposed to forward most of to someone else, sorry.
    Wayne.

    --- On Mon, 7/18/16, CareerBuiIder. com wrote:

    > From: CareerBuiIder. com
    > Subject: We have an open position in our team for you!
    > To: wayned.bund@yahoo.com
    > Date: Monday, July 18, 2016, 6:00 PM
    > We have an open position in our team
    > as a part time freelance market researcher !
    >
    >
    > If you are interested in this offer..."

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    • Posted: Jul 22, 2016 at 2:32 PM by info

      Just got a similar one:

      "From: CareerBuiIder. com
      To: elected_scented@yahoo.com
      Sent: Friday, July 8, 2016 6:15 PM
      Subject: We have an open position in our team for you!

      We have an open position in our team as a part time freelance market researcher !
      If you are interested in this offer please visit this link
      Or visit us at Careerbuilder.com/OpenJob

      We have an open position in our team as a part time freelance market researcher !
      If you are interested in this offer please visit this link
      Or visit us at Careerbuilder.com/OpenJob"

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  • Posted: Jan 28, 2015 at 8:30 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan

    The same phishing scam is located at the following address or URL:
    http://200.89.128 .29/JobDetails.htm

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  • Posted: Sep 3, 2014 at 3:21 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Bellingham, Washington, United States

    I received this same e-mail from "Jobs.com" and the link directed me to a page with a Wal-Mart header. I was redirected to http://111.67.71 .30/OnlineApplication.htm. It just seemed like a phishing scam to me.

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  • Posted: Mar 7, 2014 at 12:36 AM by an anonymous user from or near: San Jose, California, United States

    I noticed on the one I got it's missing the "l" from builder

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