Phishing - The Monster Job Seeker Tool Scam
This is not scam created BY Monster; they are a victim as well. If you receive an email similar to the one below, DO NOT click on the link, and do not enter any information on the forms there.
The website that the link leads to is a spoof; a fake website, not created by Monster. When you enter the information they ask for, you will simply be handing the thieves the keys to your Monster accounts. That is how spoofing and phishing works. Some of the links are real and the images are taken from Monster's own website, so it looks very real. But the "tool" is an EXE (executable) file that installs on your computer and enables the scammers to gain access to your pc.
Remember, no reputable business would send you an email requesting your personal account information. Any such email you receive asking for this information should be considered phony and brought to the attention of the business being 'phished'.
Anytime you need to go to a website for your bank, credit card companies or other personal, financial or confidential information; do not follow a link in an email; just type their address in your browser directly (such as www.Monster.com )
You can try filing a complaint with Monster.com, go to this page: http://my.monster.com/contactus.aspx and click on LiveChat
Below are actual phishing emails that started circulating in late 2006.
For more information about phishing, see this page.
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