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If you selected "True" as the response
to any of these questions, you chose the
wrong answer. They are ALL false!
The numbers to the right of the "http://"
are an IP (Internet Protocol) address. When
someone uses an IP address rather than a
domain name in this kind of situation, it may
be to trick people who would be suspicious if
they saw the real domain name in the URL.
Usually, we see domain names rather than
IP addresses because domain names are much
easier for humans to remember than a string
The domain name, Google.com, in this
example, is a folder on the Web server located
at IP address, 184.108.40.206 (or at
The Google logo is visible because it probably
has been stolen from Google's website, not
difficult to do.
Permission from, or a relationship with,
Google is not, unfortunately, required for some-
one to use Google's name on their website.
"Monster.com" - in this case - is the name
assigned to a folder for the website by the peo-
ple who run the Example.com website. No
permission from or connection to the real
Monster.com is required.
The folders on a website can be named any-
thing someone wants to name them, for any
reason they choose. The use of the name for
a folder does not necessarily mean that there
is a relationship, and, in this case, the domain
name of the website you are viewing
(Example.com) is immediately to the right of
the "http://" and following the "www" -
The real location of this page is on the com-
jobs.info website. Again, no permission from
or connection to the real Monster.com is
The "www.monster" part of the URL is sim-
ply a folder with that name which is made
visible to the world on the com-jobs.net web-
site. Any name may be assigned to a folder by
the com-jobs.net owner, with or without per-
mission, as in # 2 above.
If the website is a "dot-com" website, what
should come after the "com" is a regular for-
ward slash that looks like this - "/" In this
case the forward slash follows the "net" so this
is not a dot-com URL.
If you are using recent versions of the Inter-
net Explorer or Firefox browser, the domain
name is bolded in the browser's location bar
for you to easily recognise it.
In this case "Monster" is the name that has
been assigned to part of the Example.net server
computer, just as in # 3, above. As with the
folder names in # 2, above, a website owner
may assign any name to a part of their web-
The website page being viewed is on the
Web server for the Example.com domain -
http://monster.example.com. When you com-
bine the confusing domain name with the use
of the Monster logo, it is obvious that
Example.com is pretending to be Monster.
What legitimate reason could they have to do
that? Don't fall for this kind of scam.
Even the best managed Web job sites cannot
guarantee that every job and every employer
are legitimate. Most do try to ensure that scams
are not being run off their sites, but, unfor-
tunately, very, very few can assure you that
every employer is real. The employer in this
example could well be bogus.
No matter how excellent an employer's web-
site looks, be very suspicious if it gives visitors
NO clues about who is behind it, where it is
located, and how to reach the human beings
who work there. How would you even find it
to show up for an interview, if one is ever
First, someone working at Google would
very likely have an e-mail address associated
with the Google domain name, not a
Yahoo.com e-mail address which is easy for
anyone to get and difficult to trace without a
Some employers, particularly in banking and
investment industries, may request information
for a pre-interview screening. If this kind of
thing happens to you, call the employer (use
the Yellow Pages or call Information for the
employer's phone number), and ask to speak
to whomever is in charge of recruiting new
employees. Then, ask that person if the recruiter
and the position are legitimate before your
With many e-mail software packages, it is
very easy to change the "From" address to
anything, even to Whitehouse.gov. There is no
"validation" or "authentication" that the sender
is who they say that they are, so don't assume
that the domain name used is always the
domain name of the originator.
Also, be suspicious of a do-not-
reply@Google.com as the from address, par-
ticularly when they give you a
someone@Yahoo.com or @gmail.com address
for your response. A do-not-reply@ address
is not always a scam, but it should send up
red flags when associated with a direction to
use an e-mail address which is not obviously
part of the employer's domain name for your
Ro 3-5 years post qualification experience
in a medium sized company.
o Person will report to the CEO and
Applications should be forward by:
To the attention of:
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