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From time to time online job boards are used for posting false job ads to illegally and unethically solicit personal and financial information from unsuspecting jobseekers. This practice violates the MyCareer and Fairfax Digital Conditions of Use, and potentially also federal and/or state laws.

MyCareer endeavours to safeguard jobseekers in many ways including monitoring and removing fraudulent ads, and bringing any issues to your attention whenever possible. See below details of recent fraudulent emails that have been circulating:

  • 17/01/2013 - Hoax Email to Update Billing Information: We have had reports that a hoax email claiming to be from MyCareer has been sent out and has been received by some who happen to be MyCareer Advertisers. The email claims to be alerting advertisers to a problem with their recent payment and asking them to update their billing information before their accounts are suspended. THIS IS A HOAX EMAIL AND IS NOT SENT FROM MYCAREER. MyCareer does not update billing information via email. Please do not select any links, reply or provide information to any unsolicited emails claiming to be from MyCareer.
  • 14/12/2012 - Fraud email circulating from Paul Meyer from Aktiva Finance Group:: A new fraudulent email is circulating from someone using the name Paul Meyer who claims to be a Regional Manager of the Aktiva Finance Group, located in Dusseldorf, Germany. The email claims to be interested in your CV received from MyCareer.com.au. It may mention an association with MyCareer but this email is fraudulent spam and is not linked to MyCareer.com.au in any way. Please do not reply to unsolicited job offers.
  • 29/09/2011 - Fraud email circulating from Paul Stevenson from R-Consulting Group Ltd Germany:: A previous spam emailer, Paul Stevenson, has sent out a recent spam email claiming to be from R-Consulting Group Ltd in Germany. If you receive an email from this person, please delete and ignore. It is fraudulent. Do not provide this spam emailer with any personal details.
  • 05/09/2011 - Fraud email circulating from Paul Stevenson from Community Asset Management Inc:: If you receive an email like the below please delete and ignore. It is fraudulent. Do not provide this spam emailer with any personal details. 'My name is Paul Stevenson, I am Community Asset Management Inc. regional manager in Germany. We found your resume at Career.com.au website and studied it and we are glad to offer you a perfect full-time or part-time vacancy with decent salary in your own city!'
  • 15/08/2011 - Fraud email circulating from Paul Dobson from Chart Financial Services Germany:: A previous spam emailer, Paul Dobson, has sent out a recent spam email claiming to be from Chart Financial Services Germany. If you receive an email from this person, please delete and ignore. It is fraudulent. Do not provide this spam emailer with any personal details.
  • 29/07/2011 - 29/07/2011 - A new fraud email circulating from Andrew Dobrovsky of "Admire Tour LLC":: A new fraudulent email is circulating from someone using the name Andrew Dobrovsky that claims to have been provided your CV from MyCareer.com.au informing the recipient of an offer of employment from a company called Admire Tour LLC. It may mention anassociation with MyCareer but this email is fraudulent spam and is not linked to MyCareer.com.au in any way. Please do not reply to such unsolicited job offers such as this.
  • 04/07/2011 - Fraud email circulating from Paul Dobson from Quadro Group Ltd in Germany: Fraud email circulating from Paul Dobson from Quadro Group Ltd in Germany: If you receive an email like the below please delete and ignore. It is fraudulent. Do not provide this spam emailer with any personal details.
  • 28/01/2011 - Fraud email circulating from Terry Winger from Coral Asset Company : If you receive an email like the below please delete and ignore. It is fraudulent. Do not provide this spam emailer with any personal details. 'My name is Terry Winger, I am Coral Asset Company regional manager in Germany. We found your resume at Career.com.au site and studied it and we are glad to offer you a perfect full-time or part-time vacancy with decent salary in your own city! '
  • 10/01/2011 - Fraud email circulating: "Office/Sales Manager position": There is an email circulating that appears to be from a fake email address audaciousness@mycareer.com.au offering an "Office/Sales Manager position". The email goes on to prompt you to reply to cv@au-consulting.com. This is a fraudulent job offer and email and is not linked to MyCareer.com.au in any way. Please do not reply to such unsolicited job offers such as this.
  • 29/11/2010 - A new fraud email circulating: From Mark Plante or Calvin Lee of "Freelance Financial Group KG Company" or "Freelance Asset Company": A new fraudulent email is circulating from someone using the name Mark Plante and another under the name Calvin Lee that appears to have some association with MyCareer.com.au informing the recipient of an offer of employment from a company called Freelance Financial Group KG Company or Freelance Asset Company in Germany. It may mention MyCareer but this email is fraudulent spam. Please ignore and delete any such emails you may receive.
  • 24/11/2010 - Update to fraud email circulating: David Hanson from GrowthWorks Capital Ltd : The same scam email mentioned below has updated the name from James Clark (or Clarke) to David Hanson. Please ignore and delete any such emails.
  • 08/10/2010 - Reoccurring Fraud Spam Email: James Clarke from GrowthWorks Capital Ltd: As below, a fraudulent email is circulating from someone using the name James Clarke that appears to be from MyCareer.com.au informing the recipient of an offer of employment from a company called GrowthWorks Capital Ltd  It may mention MyCareer in the subject line, and pretend they are part of the legitimate company 'Growthworks' but this email is fraudulent spam and they are fraudulently impersonating this company. Please ignore and delete any such emails you may receive.
  • 08/09/2010 - "Sprott Office Management" Fraud Email: A fraudulent email is circulating from someone using the name James Clark that appears to be from MyCareer.com.au informing the recipient of an offer of employment from a company called Sprott Office Management It may mention MyCareer but this email is fraudulent spam. This is the same scam/spam email that has circulated over the last year, with the senders simply changing the fraudulent company and individual's name (Past false company names include Alliance Asset Management, Asset Management, and Sprott Assest Management, as below. Please ignore and delete any such emails you may receive.
  • 01/09/2010 - Fraudulent email circulating with subject "FW: Update your membership details". Links to fake MyCareer site that asks for Credit Card details.: Please be weary of a new email circulating purporting to be from "Fairfax Digital Membership Services" with the subject line 'Update your membership details'. The fraudulent email advises recipients that they have 48 hours to update their personal information or their account and online ad may be suspended. The link takes you to a page with fake but convincing looking MyCareer branding asking you to confirm your credit card details, among other personal information. This is a fraud email pretending to be associated with MyCareer. It has not come from Fairfax Digital. MyCareer does not store credit card details in advertiser's accounts so would not send out an email asking for confirmation of these details. If you been a victim of this scam and have submitted any credit card information there we advise  you to contact your bank ASAP to notify them that the security of your credit card has been compromised.
  • 31/05/2010 - Scam email: James Clark from "Sprott Asset Management": A fraudulent email is circulating from someone using the name James Clark that appears to be from MyCareer.com.au informing the recipient of an offer of employment from a company called Sprott Asset Management. It may mention MyCareer but this email is fraudulent spam. It was not generated or endorsed by MyCareer nor have they gathered your name from our site. Please ignore and delete any such emails.
  • 30/03/2010 - Fraudulent Mystery Shopper ads : Please be aware fraudulent advertisers are recently targeting jobseekers with fake 'Mystery Shopper' employment ads. These fake advertisers will then try and engage any jobseekers who apply in a money laundering fraud usually involving traveller's cheques or the transferring of funds. If in any doubt about a position please contact us here using the below form and we can investigate that for you.  For more information on this type of fraud see the ACCC Scamwatch site: http://www.scamwatch.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/694306  

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