If you receive an email today that purports to be from Monster.com, and warns you that you need to download and install a “Monster Job Seeker Tool,” don’t do it. Forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org; it is a scam.
I immediately became suspicious when I saw this email, first because the grammar was so atrocious. When I saw that it contained a link to download an executable, I was even more suspicious, especially when I saw that the link itself pointed to a server that’s not part of Monster.com. So I reported it to them, and they confirmed that it is a scam targeting their users.
Of course I’m naturally cynical and suspicious about everything, but I worry about other folks out there who aren’t quite as savvy as I am. I suppose that’s how a lot of viruses get spread on the Internet, and computers get infected with spyware and other nasty things.