JOBSEARCH: Certain “job” email is spam

METHODOLOGY: Plan to deal with the “noise” … …

… … take out the “trash”!

Here’s a classic example of non-traditional spam. I received three of these. So to me, that makes it spam. If I had only gotten one, I’d have been duped. SO here’s some points:

(1) It’s non-specific. It alludes to a “great job”, but doesn’t personalize what it is.

(2) It came in on the “right” email address. Addressed as “Ferdinand” *a sure tip off that the person has NEVER interacted with me.

(3) Taking the link brings you to a general jobsearch site with all the typical tools and advertisements and popups. So, the “jobs” are probably scraped off other sites.

Like with most spam, unsubscribe is a joke. Outlook’s spam filter is my choice.

That’s my take. YMMV FWIW
Fjohn
The Big Turkey

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From: Andrea Tucker [mailto:Andrea@amazingcareer2006.com]
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 12:50 PM
To:
Subject: job of interest

Dear Ferdinand,

Based on your background and experience, we believe that you may be interested in one or more positions recently posted by our corporate clients. Please take a look at these recently posted opportunities. You can view the jobs in detail and submit your resume by clicking the links below. Our client is currently hiring for several positions across the country.

Job Match 1

More Jobs

Best Regards,

Andrea Tucker

 

To unsubscribe from further emails please select this link. 2981 Ford St Oburg, Ny 13669

9 thoughts on “JOBSEARCH: Certain “job” email is spam

  1. re: job vacancy
    Thursday, June 12, 2008 9:38 AM
    From:
    “Tiffany French”
    Add sender to Contacts
    To:
    xxx@yyy.zzz

    Hi Larry,

    Based on your background and experience, we believe that you may be interested in one or more positions recently posted by our corporate clients. Please take a look at these recently posted opportunities. You can view the jobs in detail and submit your resume by clicking the links below. Our client is currently hiring for several positions across the country.

    Job Match 1

    Job Match 2

    Local Jobs

    More Jobs

    Are You Overpaid or Underpaid?

    Best Regards,

    Tiffany French
    To unsubscribe from further emails please select this link. 2981 Ford St Oburg, Ny 13669

    THERE IS NO OBURG NY… SCAM ARTISTS… THIS ADD ALIGNS WITH THE ABOVE BOGUS EMAILS EVERYONE ELSE RECEIVED…

  2. Here’s another Diane Knowles version:

    From: cm@careerchoice2008.com
    Subject: Your resume
    Reply-To:

    Hi ,

    While conducting an online search we came across your resume. It appears that you are over qualified for our positions. However, based on your background and experience, we believe that you may be interested in the executive positions recently posted by our corporate clients in TX.

    The companies range from small employers, growth firms and Fortune 1000 companies. Please take a look at these opportunities. You can view the jobs in detail and submit your resume by clicking here and following the instructions.

    Best Regards,

    Diane Knowles
    Executive Search Recruitment Specialist

    You received this message as a member of TechCareers .
    If you wish to discontinue receiving emails on Partner Career Opportunities, please unsubscribe.

    This email was sent by: Beyond.com
    1060 First Avenue King of Prussia, PA, 19406, USA

  3. Here’s my letter from Sarah Rivera.

    Hi CAM

    Another recruiter in the engineering field saw your resume and passed it on to us. While we don’t have any job matches in Florida, we know that most people are looking for a career in their local area.

    We know the current job market can be tough and wondered what other alternatives you have considered for your search?

    If you are looking for a job in Florida, try this site. It’s a great site and will give your resume exposure to local employers that are hiring. If you’re looking further afield, maybe try a partner career site in another city.

    Regardless, good luck on the job search.

    Sincerely,

    Sarah Rivera
    HR Manager

  4. I have received two emails from a Diane Knowles with the same BS in the previous postings above. I had to wonder why there was no phone number and turns out to be another scam collecting personal info.

    Another tip, NEVER PAY FOR A JOBSEARCH AND NEVER BELIEVE THE JOB POSITNG IF IT SAYS IT WILL PAY YOU MORE THAN YOU WOULD BE OFFERED.

    Trust your instincts and always do research before responding.

    Good luck,

    Susan

  5. Also operating under the name Alexander Morgan. A few spam/scam clues to watch for that I have learned the hard way:

    – No company name under the signature
    – Company name doesn’t match the senders domain name.
    – Check the mail headers for the real sending domain.

    Search before reponding. good people (like this blogger) help alert you to the scams.

    /andrew

  6. Hmmmm. A google search of “andrea tucker” yields a painter with some, er, interesting(?) paintings. I searched after receiving a very similar email.

  7. I get a spam email from Andrea tucker trying to get me to go to a web site almost every day. It sites my area (city) in each one and my field of work. It sounds so realistic but it is definatley SPAM. i do not even have a resume online.

    From: Andrea Tucker
    Subject: your resume
    To: ‘not andrea tucker’

    Hi ‘not andrea tucker’

    Another recruiter in the health care field found your resume on the Internet and forwarded it to us. While we don’t have any suitable jobs in Chicago, we know that most people are looking for a job in their local area.

    We understand the current job market can be tough and wondered what other alternatives you have considered for your search?

    If you are looking for a job in Chicago, try (i took it out so no one accidentally opens the link). It’s a great site and will give your resume exposure to local employers that are hiring. If you’re looking further afield, maybe try a partner career site in another city.

    Regardless, good luck on the job search.

    Sincerely,

    Andrea Tucker

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