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    Pixmania account details appear to have been stolen

    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.

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    Need money?You can apply to begin your new job assignment! Customer … Need money?You can apply to begin your new job assignment! Customer Service Assistant position at ASTRO ConsultingWe are the first at stock consulting and cash sales for immediate delivery analyzing services. Our experience within the American Business Forecasting sphere has made our company a proud champion in this field. If you enjoy working within a welcoming team staff, a career with ASTRO Consulting can be life changing. Our management analyzing practice is well known by the highest service rendered to our clients. We help corporations to drive business performance through customer centricity, by enabling them to keep out of tough market conditions, achieve a significant flexibility to quickly react against often changing market status, and apply diversified business actions with great chance of positive result .We are glad to inform you that our company is currently developing and we have a new trend opening in our company's Customer Service Department.Those who will be upstream of this project, the ones who will make their initial contribution can expect prestigious jobs in the future and stable earnings. • Home based job that turns your time investment into additional earnings • Free trainings Positions available : 3Region: EuropeEarnings: GBP 1100 / week Probation period: 3-4 weeks Occupation: part-time, 2-4 hrs a dayCompany guarantees initial payment rising right after the test period passed Job descriptionThis is a brand new, as good as experimental position at Customer Service Department that does not require any degree in financial or consulting service area. This is a unique opportunity for a successful candidate who is waiting for making real money from the day he or she gets the first assignment. This opportunity would also suit for an experienced manager looking for a new and supportive environment.DemandsPerfect fit job-seeker must be efficient, attentive listener and tried person able to build relationships with existing clients, work up new customers and boost business through effective and rapid service.Because of no special skills are required a candidate will have a 30-days trial employment period set up as training period and efficient applicant will have to prove that he or she is worth the efforts of our management. Job duties• You will manage online orders • Be always in touch via email and phone • You will display high levels of energy and drive and be focused on diversifying your experience into a sophisticated commercial environment • You will be involved in developing new projects with our sales team • There will be a high level of internal and external client facing activity and you will be required to prepare reports and presentations • After the end of your trial period you will assist in relationship management as well as negotiating on service levels and resolving issues across a diverse senior level internal stakeholder group. Interested and ready to go? ASTRO Consulting has obtained your contact details from public internet sources.____________________ Top News: forty years later, quotwhat's going onquot still spins true.

    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.

    You're not the only ones. I have just added it to this list:

    hotukdeals.com/mis…753

    I received that email as well.
    Edited by: "lilraul" 7th Jun 2011

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    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.

    gutted

    just got mine 2day

    Original Poster

    Reply to "job application".

    To Whom It May Concern:Thank you for your registration on our site.You … 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. Pleasefind 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 mailaddress 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 canactually start working. Every detail of the work process will be provided as soon asyou finish application process.As the vacancy is quite new and no special education is needed a candidate will haveto pass a 30-days trial employment period (paid) that will be set up as trainingperiod and a successful candidate will have to prove he or she is worth hiring; theworking 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 thejob-seeker form. We at our company hope that you will accept this job offer and look forward towelcoming 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 futureopenings.Thank you for your assistance. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.Yours faithfully,Ann HiegbertContact managerAstro 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. … 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" 8th Jun 2011

    fill in fake details

    More spam today from my old pixmania only email address... ****
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