Report: #652552

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  • Submitted: Mon, October 18, 2010
  • Updated: Mon, October 18, 2010
  • Reported By: Nath — Indianapolis Indiana United States of America

    United States of America PDR Properties Management (faked without their knowledge); Semen Kalinin (good one) of Moscow Scammed me into filling up a job applicaiton, purchase credit report and very likely also identifty / Data theft Internet

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A Craigslist job offer titled "Technical Help Person Wanted" enticed me to send my resume. This was followed by an email, 2 weeks later, from an Arnette Higgins, claiming to be the HR Manager for PDR Property Management (real company) but sending from a Hotmail address (

The idiot I am, followed the link provided in that message: filled up the "Job Application", complete with a personality test and an obligatory referral to a credit reporting service (
I wish the credit card details I left in that site were the only damage, but the "upload resume" section of the application made my browser stall for several minutes and I suspect that files from my HD were transmitted and/or a trojan/spyware was placed on my computer.

Checking (now... idiot!) the WHOIS details on the PDR Property Management website proved conclusively that this was a phishing/other scam as the website was registered to a "Semen Kalinin" (nice word play) from Moscow, RU, who registered it 2 weeks earlier, right after the domain became available.

I'm not sure what could be done, but these people must be stopped - and I hope this cautionary tale will save other (idiots :)) from exposing themselves to this scam.
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