Further to "they don't take it seriously"
In response to my first email to Monster last April about spoofed/frauduent mail sent to email addresses leaked from the Monster database, they replied:
"Thank you very much for bringing this matter to our attention. Monster takes both spamming and "phishing" emails very seriously, as part of our commitment to making our users' experience on our site as safe as possible. As you may know, Monster takes proactive measures to provide job seekers with a safe job searching forum, but we also rely on our users to report these types of issues so that we may take appropriate action.
In order that we can investigate the origin of this message, could you please forward the entire email complete with full header information..."
In response to that (a selection of "Green Tree" spam), Monster wrote
"Thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention. The email you are inquiring about is called an 'email spoof'. This e-mail spoof uses the Monster name to add credibility to the fraudulent offer. Please be aware that this is not a Monster authorized email.
This email is attempting to engage unsuspecting individuals in a money laundering scam. It is in your best interest to disregard the email. Do not engage with the entities! If you did begin correspondence and have started the required financial transactions, it is recommended that you contact local law enforcement immediately to request the appropriate steps to absolve yourself from any wrong doing."
I pressed them further on the fact that the email address being used by the scammers to contact me (of the form firstname.lastname@example.org) had demonstrably been lifted from their system
"Given that the fraudulent email names Monster Jobs AND is being sent to an email address I supplied SOLELY to Monster Jobs, I put it to you that this is strongly indicative that the fraudsters have specificially harvested email addresses from the Monster website or database. I find this worrying.
I would like you to recognise my point, and acknowledge that you are taking seriously the harvesting (by fraudsters) of addresses from your site."