Beware: Fake Google Job Resume Status Emails Contain Viruses

Feb 22, 2010 - 8:29 am 5 by
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A Google Web Search Help reports several users receiving an email from [email protected] thanking them for submitting their resume to Google. The issue is, the email is fake.

Emails from [email protected] containing the subject "Thank you from Google!" are fake. They also contain a virus and they ask you to open the virus. Here is a copy of the text of the email:

We just received your resume and would like to thank you for your interest in working at Google. This email confirms that your application has been submitted for an open position.

Our staffing team will carefully assess your qualifications for the role(s) you selected and others that may be a fit. Should there be a suitable match, we will be sure to get in touch with you.

Click on the attached file to review your submitted application.

Have fun and thanks again for applying to Google!

Google Staffing

So whatever you do, do not open that attachement.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

 

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