CPC does not send unsolicitated emails – help fight scams
[Updated: November 9, 2014]
You may have received a suspicious email that seems to be from Career Professionals of Canada, but is not actually from us. It is from career[s]procanada .com. This is a spam email money-laundering scam from career[s]procanada which is not affiliated with this website.
Career Professionals of Canada does not send unsolicited emails. We do not provide job search services, nor do we collect resumes for our files. “Spoof” (fake) emails and websites try to look like they’re from real people in legitimate companies.
The following spam email example is a well-known Money-Laundering Scam. Career Professionals of Canada – and many other respectable firms around the world – are victims of this scam. Our good name has been exploited by these scammers.
The text of the email looks something like this:
We considered your resume to be very attractive and we thought the vacant position in our company could be interesting for you.
Our firm specializes in consultation services in the matter of bookkeeping and business administration. We cooperate with different countries and currently we have many clients in the US. Due to this fact, we need to increase the number of our destination representatives’ regular staff.
You will be responsible for shipping goods from multiple shops through our company to different places. Part-time and full-time employment are both currently important. We offer a flat wage from $1000 up to $3,500 per month.
If you are interested in our offer, mail to us your answer on [name]@career[s]procanada .com, and we will send you an extensive information as soon as possible.
Attention! Accept applications only on this and next week.
Here’s what to do if you receive this kind of email:
- Flag the email as “spam” or “junk” and report it to your email service provider. They can then take action to block the spammer.
- Do not click on anything in the body of the email. The email address referenced in the body of the message does not belong to anyone at CPC. If you click on it you might send your personal information to the originator of the email (the actual spammer.) If you ask about the job offer, you risk getting caught up in the scam.
- Do not reply to the sender or you may just receive another copy of the same email in your in box. This is because the scammer could have used your email address as the “reply-to” address. Essentially, every time you reply, you are sending yourself another copy of the spam email.
- Report the email to The Government of Canada’s Spam Reporting Centre to help put an end to the spam/scam emails.
Warning: Not all scam emails are the same. Always check everything out very carefully before ever responding or clicking on anything in a suspicious email message.
Although Career Professionals of Canada’s good name appears to be used, please be reassured that CPC’s client and member database has not been compromised. We have already reported this issue to the appropriate authorities.
Want to help shut down the scammer?
- Report email spoofing or scams directly to Yahoo, Microsoft or your email service provider.
- Report the email scam to The Government of Canada’s Spam Reporting Centre.
For these organizations to further investigate the issue and put an end to these emails, you need to provide them with the content and header information of the spoof email. The header information is more than just the subject line. It includes the actual sender’s IP address in the properties of the original spam email. To learn more on how to extract the header of the any email, please visit: http://www.haltabuse.org/help/headers/.
Email and website “spoofing” is upsetting because there are many victims:
- You may be targeted for possible “identity theft” or other criminal activity.
- The person whose name, email address, and/or directory was stolen for the scam may be unfairly blamed.
- And, the reputation of the legitimate company’s whose name is being used may possibly be tarnished.
If you feel that your personal information has in any way been compromised, report the issue to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Anti Fraud Center.