Phishing Schemes

It’s seems that phishing schemes are back. This time promising a high paying job as an “Area Representative.” Rodney Carisalez, a hiring manager with International Student Exchange Center (EPSEC), would like to offer me a job with his organization; a job that pays $31.28 per hour! With paid holidays, vacation, and education reimbursement for full-time and part-time employees. NO WAY! This sounds too good to be true. And I knew it was, because the email was addressed to me, from me, but urges me to respond to Rodney@us-epsec.com with my resume and contact information.  The email touts a dynamic work environment where people are valued in the international and student exchange industry.

Using a search engine, I typed in “How to Report a Phishing Scam” and was directed to this government website.— The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team at www.us-cert.gov. The government website gave me further instructions on where to forward the suspicious email.

In this sour economy, scammers are trying harder than ever to look legitimate and steal from you. We may never stop them, but research and due diligence will  slow them down. Be careful out there.

–Susan Geary, Certified Professional Resume Writer / 1st Rate Resumes

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20 replies on “Phishing Schemes”

Other names showing up at Jami Tomada (Jami@us-epsec.com), James QUINTANAR (James@us-epsec.com), and Philip Fauria (Philip@us-epsec.com)

James Montalvo is yet another name they're going by. Keep forwarding these to the gov't and posting the names here to warn others. Thanks!

I got this on 7/11:
My name is Katelyn CIFUENTES, I am a hiring manager with International Student Exchange Center (EPSEC),
a non-profit international student exchange organization, specializing in managing exchange programs
for university and college students from all over the world./..The starting salary is $31.28 per hour/…Please forward your resume along with your contact information to the following email: Katelyn@us-epsec.com

Same crap, different day!

Here is the one I got:

My name is Walter Juarez, I am a hiring manager with International Student Exchange Center (EPSEC),
a non-profit international student exchange organization, specializing in managing exchange programs
for university and college students from all over the world.

I would like to offer you a job of an Area Representative with our organization.

An Area Representative's responsibilities include
* Distributing of educational materials and grants from our sponsors
* Preparing materials that will be used for country & state guides for foreign students
* Working with host families, helping to resolve their issues, responding to their concerns

Job Requirements
* 1-2 years of Previous sales experience is required.
* Previous sales experience in admissions, health club memberships, or personnel placement is preferred.
* Telephone appointment setting and interviewing experience.
* Strong communication skills, both on the phone and in person, are required.

Please note that you will need a PC with Internet connection,
as well as a working cell phone or a landline to successfully perform as a Student Organization Representative.
This job would allow you to work from home or office,
since all your functions will be done through a web-based interface, which can be accessed remotely.

All employees are provided with free training materials. The starting salary is $31.28 per hour,
which can be increased depending on your performance level. We offer paid holidays, vacation,
and education reimbursement for full-time and part-time employees.

Our work environment is very dynamic.
Our people are valued.

Apply today for a rewarding experience in the international education & student exchange industry!

Please forward your resume along with your contact information to the following email: Walter@ep-sec.net

Charmaine Schmidt, Tamera Coffey, Eric Key, and Gilbert Thorpe all from EPSEC. They either have a lot of hiring managers trying to fill this position, or a high turnover. Just saying….

I got the same email. Did a google search and came to this site.

My father taught me early that-
IF IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE –
IT ISN'T!
Cheers,
Mike

I completed my resume online at Monster last evening, and this morning found two different "hiring managers" at @ep-sec.net. Yeah, it looked squirrely right away.

Just got it:

Il negozio di automobili cerca operatori remoti

I vantaggi:
1. Il contratto di lavoro ufficiale.
2. Le andate pagate + bonus mensile
3. Lavoro part-time.
4. Lavoro non legato con vendite o ricerca di clienti.

Richiesto:
1. Disponibilita' di cellulare o di un numero fisso.
2. Accesso alla posta elettronica tramite l'Internet o il cellulare.
3. Eta' da 21 anni.

Se la presente offerta Le sembra interressante La preghiamo di inviarci la
Sua richiesta nella forma libera all'indirizzo Elettra@it-epsec.com

Grazie

Le rispondero' al piu' presto.

I got one from "Walter Drummond". I did a search of ep-sec.net and it is registered to:
Beatles Steel
Alexey Zhukov (oloperz@usa.com)
Novopeschanaya 56 8
Moscow
Moscow,145672
RU
Tel. +7.4999433354
Have fun spamming that email back if you wish!

Most importantly, BE CAREFUL, whether it be a craigslist ad for a car out of state or a bogus job offer. I just wish I could meet some of these scum bags in person…

I received the same type of email. Unfortunately, since I am desperately looking for work, I responded immediately. Then realized there were several more similar emails. That's when I decided to google the company EPSEC and found theses blogs. What kind of danger have I put myself in? Please help?

I am receiving these emails from my own email address….should I be worried about these people accessing my other accounts such as my bank?

I too got an email from me to me, urging me to respond to terra@us-epsec.com for an Area Representative Position. Definately sounds too good to be true. I googled us-epsec.com, thank God I saw you guys posting and comments.
I too would have probably been ripped off. Thank you.

It's hard to determine where they got our names, as I don't use Monster.com, and I'm not sure I've ever used Resume Rabbit, but I may be an affiliate from years ago.

It could come from all the spam that's been forwarded to friends w/o being scrubbed of our email addresses.

And at this point, I don't think any harm has been done unless you send off a resume, give them a credit card number, bank information, or agree to purchase and mail items overseas.

Thanks for checking here and posting your info. For now the emails appear to be slowing down. I got one yesterday, but the name was removed, although there was still an email address to the same company.

Just received an email from Deann PLUMAS. I was in Monster but with a different email address – this one comes from an old email address that I foolishly posted about 10 years ago!

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