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Pixmania account details appear to have been stolen

anewman Avatar
5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
Received an email to an email address only used for registering at Pixmania. The email details my full name, first name and surname, which was not in the address. I can only surmise Pixmania account details have been stolen. Will try contacting Pixmania but don't see the point as companies are usually dismissive of this type of thing. Email follows below.

Can't find a contact method for Pixmania, links keep taking me to their "Pixplace" website.
Other Links From Pixmania:
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5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
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1 Like #2
I just received that email aswell. Same as you, it was on an address i gave exclusively to Pixmania and the message includes my name.

Either they've sold our details or else they've been stolen.
1 Like #3
You're not the only ones. I have just added it to this list:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/updated-2-6-11-list-of-companies-wh/593753
1 Like #4
I received that email as well.

Edited By: lilraul on Jun 07, 2011 22:48
#5
I just "applied" for the job with some fake details and an email address setup specifically for it. Might be interesting to see how it progresses. I am guessing it won't be any more exciting than "congratulations, we selected you for the job" and "please pay this by Western Union" or "cash this cheque and return the change" etc.
#6
gutted
#7
I did as well pixmania@ & pixmania1@
#8
just got mine 2day
#9
Reply to "job application".

To Whom It May Concern:
Thank you for your registration on our site.
You have been approved as a candidate for the position of a regional agent. Please
find a job-seeker form attached. You will need to fill it in properly.
After receiving your information we will send you a confirmation to your mail
address you specify in the form.
If you are fit for the position you will receive a draft of an employment agreement.
After receiving confirmation and filling out all necessary documents you can
actually start working. Every detail of the work process will be provided as soon as
you finish application process.
As the vacancy is quite new and no special education is needed a candidate will have
to pass a 30-days trial employment period (paid) that will be set up as training
period and a successful candidate will have to prove he or she is worth hiring; the
working hours are not less than 3 hours a day, Monday through Friday.
If you got interested please read carefully every file attached and fill in the
job-seeker form.

We at our company hope that you will accept this job offer and look forward to
welcoming you aboard. Feel free to e-mail me if you have questions or concerns.
If the vacancy is filled we will retain your application in our files for future
openings.

Thank you for your assistance.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Yours faithfully,
Ann Hiegbert
Contact manager
Astro Consulting


Now do I fill in the form with fake/joke details and see how far they take it?! Or should I attempt to engage them in conversation by email stating that I have seen elsewhere about job scams and ask if it is a scam etc?

Looks like your average bogus "payment processing job scam".

We are searching for people to process payments coming from our clients. Our company will provide an agent with detailed instructions according to the payment processing operations including sender full name and amount total for each separate order. As soon as funds enter employee's bank account Regional agent's duty is to withdraw cash and transfer funds via International Wire Transfer or Western Union/Money Gram money transfer systems. The main advantage of our services is the shortest possible time within which the seller can receive money for the services sold. If this operation is delayed, our clients are entitled to cancel their contract with us and we suffer a financial loss. Therefore, successful applicant must be very responsible and careful.




Edited By: anewman on Jun 08, 2011 22:50: a
#10
fill in fake details
#11
More spam today from my old pixmania only email address... ****

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