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Expert advice on avoiding online fraud

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Every Internet site in the world is facing the growing issue of fraudulent usage of information, and we want to work with users around the world to stop this practice. Please keep reading to learn more about the warning signs and what you can do.

Spam email is such a common occurrence today that you may think you know what to look for. But there are two types of email scams – what's known as 'phishing' and 'spoofing' – that can be more difficult to identify. Both practices concern fraudulent email where the 'from address' has been forged to make it appear as if it came from somewhere, or someone, other than the actual source. Below are the warning signs to look for:

What's 'phishing' all about – and how do I spot it? Phishing emails are used to fraudulently obtain personal identification and account information. They can also be used to lure the recipient into downloading malicious software. The message will often suggest there are issues with the recipient's account that requires immediate attention. A link will also be provided to a spoof website where the recipient will be asked to provide personal/account information or download malicious software. Monster will never ask you to download software in order to access your account or use our services.

How is it different than 'spoofing'? Spoof emails often include a fraudulent offer of employment and/or the invitation to serve as a go-between for payment processing or money transfers. This scam is primarily directed at a general audience, but it can also reach Monster members who have included contact information on their resume. Like with phishing emails, the sender's address is often disguised.

Beware of fake Agencies/Employer seeking money through cash deposit or wire transfer /other sensitive information.

We have observed few instances reported to Monster that some agencies/individuals are seeking money from jobseeker against a job offer from well known Brands/Employers/Agencies, whose legitimacy / genuineness can be in question. Usually the contact person seeking such information is with unknown origin with foreign accent. Monster advises the users not to rely on the email/offers for employment which is seeking a consideration in cash or in any kind.

Examples of fraudulent email
These examples of fraudulent email show you what to watch out for

Message as Received

In the copied message I have made those very suspicious points in red.

From: Woodworth Recruitment Agency <>
Reply-To: Woodworth Recruitment Agency <>
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2005, 8:06 PM
Subject: Considered for the position of Master onboard MV Hamm

Dear Capt Per Peter Forsberg,
With reference to your application for employment in pursuant to the service contract, we hereby notify you that your qualification was found suitable for the requirements of Avon Shipping Lines Nigeria Limited, after evaluation of details as contained in your CV. Hereinafter, you shall be required to serve as Master onboard MV Hamm for the fulfillments and requirements of Avon Shipping Lines Nigeria Limited in Nigeria.

Your salary shall be US$8,000 per month and your leave rotation shall be 3 months on and 4 weeks off and it's a one year contract, you will be expected to join the vessel on the 16th of August 2005. We recommend the following Vaccinations if travelling to Nigeria for the first time as required by the Health Authorities of that country, yellow fever.

Do provide us with the name of your nearest airport and copy of your international passport, as this will enable our Nigerian representative's process your travel documents, which includes your return flight tickets, visa and working permits.

You are requested to cover the cost of the following fee for the arrangement of your travel documents;
Temporary Working Permit (TWP):
Visa Fee:
Processing Fee:

The total cost for the above mentioned documents: US$300. This fee shall be used for your travel and arrival co-ordination that will be undertaken by our representatives in Nigeria, Slok Travel Agency Inc. which you can know more about at they will process and arrange your travelling documents including your visa, working permits and send you your prepaid return flight tickets to arrive at your port of joining in other to resume duties onboard the vessel on the given date and they will also welcome you upon your arrival to Nigeria and take you to your port of joining.

It is now due for you to remit this fee, which is US$300 to our representatives in Nigeria for the processing of your said documents as you have limited time to join the vessel. Make the Fee payable to the accountant of our representatives in Nigeria, MR.EMEKA OKECHUKWU through Western Union Money Transfer, and send us the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) and the Transfer Test Question & Answer for onward transmission to them in Nigeria, to enable their accountant retrieve your payment. The payment destination should be;
Name of Receiver: MR.EMEKA OKECHUKWU
City of Destination: PORT HARCOURT
Country of Destination: NIGERIA

As soon as we receive your payment details, We shall then send you your letters of contract and employment, and also authorize our Nigerian representatives to proceed with the copy of your international passport and the name of your nearest Airport you are to provide in the arrangement and processing of your Visa and working permits, then send you your prepaid return flight tickets to enable you arrive Nigeria to the Port of joining in other to resume duties onboard MV Hamm on the given date.

You shall be sent a pin code which you shall use to collect your electronic prepaid flight ticket from your nearest travel agency in your country.

We hope you understand our position and act accordingly to resume duties onboard the vessel on the given date.

Thank you for your attention and congratulations for your new job from us here at Woodworth Recruitment Agency.


Anthony Flynn
Recruitment Officer Woodworth Recruitment Agency
4814-B Long Branch Ave
San Diego, Ca 92107
Fax: 419-574-7686
[Typing errors have been corrected by Donpedro]

Consumer Advice: How to Avoid Phishing Scams:

The number and sophistication of phishing scams sent out to consumers is continuing to increase dramatically. While online banking and e-commerce is very safe, as a general rule you should be careful about giving out your personal financial information over the Internet. The Anti-Phishing Working Group has compiled a list of recommendations that you can use to avoid becoming a victim of these scams.

  • Be suspicious of any email with urgent requests for personal financial information
  • Phishers typically include upsetting or exciting (but false) statements in their emails to get people to react immediately
  • They typically ask for information such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, passport number, photograph, date of birth, etc.
  • Don't use the links in an email, instant message, or chat to get to any web page if you suspect the message might not be authentic
  • Instead, call the company on the telephone, or log onto the website directly by typing in the Web address in your browser
  • You should only communicate information such as credit card numbers or account information via a secure website or the telephone
  • Always ensure that you're using a secure website when submitting credit card or other sensitive information via your Web browser

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