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Resume spammer - RF Cafe Forums

Because of the high maintenance needed to monitor and filter spammers from the RF Cafe Forums, I decided that it would be best to just archive the pages to make all the good information posted in the past available for review. It is unfortunate that the scumbags of the world ruin an otherwise useful venue for people wanting to exchanged useful ideas and views. It seems that the more formal social media like Facebook pretty much dominate this kind of venue anymore anyway, so if you would like to post something on RF Cafe's Facebook page, please do.

Below are all of the forum threads, including all the responses to the original posts.

 Post subject: Resume spammer
Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 5:27 am 

Joined: Fri May 19, 2006 4:21 am
Posts: 2
Location: Surabaya, Indonesia
Hi all,

This is my first post to the forum. I need to ask information about something. Maybe it'll be better i f i told my story first. About two weeks ago, i had in my inbox e-mail that said he need me to send him my updated CV, becuse he wants to post my CV for a job position. He said in the e-mail tahat he got my resume and contact from my post at this site (rfcafe.com). The e-mail that was from a 'man-power' supply agent called 'packardconsultants' or something. And then, in two days, i had another e-mail said that i was offered a job at TEXACO Ltd, UK.

I believed this was a spam. But since he said that he got my contact from rfcafe.com, i want to dig a little deeper. So, I responsed the e-mail, try to hold them in contact for sometimes, to find more info from the web about their e-mail addresses, and also from this site, with a hope that i will find something that i can use to convince myself. But, i found nothing.

What i need to ask you all, is that anyone else had this kind of experience?
So, nothing is come so easy, isn't it? You have to try hard to achieve something, right?


 Post subject:
Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 10:05 am 
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Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:02 pm
Posts: 629
Location: Erie, PA
Greetings Rizal:

All resumes posted on RF Cafe are submitted by the owners, and carry the following notice at the top:

"This resume is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in any form without the expressed consent of the owner."

I do that specifically to provide some protection against trolling for resumes to re-post on other websites without the owner's permission. It seems like maybe at least the people who contacted you are asking for permission to use your resume, so maybe they are honest enough to abide by the copyright notice. All webpages are subject to being "spidered" and ending up in a search engine result. Yours must have already been registered and discovered on a search, or the headhunter was familiar with the Resumes & CVs page on RF Cafe.

If you would like your resume (CV) removed, just let me know and I'll pull it right away. Or, I could leave it up with a "No Recruiters" notice.

- Kirt Blattenberger :smt024
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster

 Post subject:
Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 10:30 pm 

Joined: Fri May 19, 2006 4:21 am
Posts: 2
Location: Surabaya, Indonesia
Greetings Kirt,

Thank you for your concern on my post. But, that is not what i mean. I know that that guy had contact me and ask me for permission to use my CV, maybe that's my fault to let him do that. It's just too weird if you have no interview and someone just give you a job in a flash, isn't it? I just want to ask does anyone else has this kind of experience? How can i see if someone is really looking for my capabilities or just a spam? Btw, the offer is quiet good for i'm just a lowly BS.

Thank you again for the reply, please cmiiw.


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