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Spam or not?

I got an odd e-mail today. Normally I can smell spam or phish a mile away, but this is just strange.

We were excited to find your resume on the internet! You appear to have the skills and talents that would qualify you as an eXceptional candidate for Northrop Grumman –Mission Systems. If you would like to join one of the most Progressive and  Exciting divisions of Global Leader Northrop-Grumman Corp. Please send a word/ doc of your resume to the eXceptional Candidate Center/Mission Systems. xcc@ngc.com

I did some digging, and ngc.com has the exact same registration information as northropgrumman.com, and uses the same DNS servers. All the IP addresses are even in the correct assigned IP blocks.

Is this actually legit?

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sharan
Jun. 15th, 2005 12:34 am (UTC)
When I'm not sure I normally view source on the e-mail to make sure any URLs in the e-mail actually link to where they say they link to. That's usually a dead giveaway. I got one recently that sounded almost like a legitimate job e-mail except that it was for jobs in Nigeria. Since I wouldn't move there even if it WAS legitimate I just dumped it:). The recruiters ARE very busy right now, so if you have a resume up it is possible it's legit.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 24th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
Mike Hunt Oh yea I remember him
come guys, this ones a oldy but goody.
altivo
Jun. 15th, 2005 12:59 am (UTC)
No, I'd say it's just spam. I had my resume posted years ago. It has been removed for at least 8 years. I still get these occasionally. At a guess, it would lead you to a point where they ask for a payment in order to put you in touch with the "employer" or arrange an interview. I doubt there is any real job behind this. No one would scan the web looking at random for job applicants. Advertise a position and you immediately get hundreds of applications.
sharan
Jun. 15th, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
Actually, you'd be surprised how many recruiters do this (at least for web developer jobs). Most of mine come from my Monster resume but I'm not sure where some of them find me. I do have a resume up on my website too. I just wish more of them actually READ my resume before contacting me.

A lot of them actually call too. Most of them are recruiters and not the actual companies, but if the job market gets really good the companies have people looking too. I got my last job before this one that way (although that was when the dot coms were still hiring like crazy). From the amount of calls I'm getting and talking to recruiters the job market has suddenly taken a huge upturn and the recruiters are having trouble finding people to fill the jobs.


If you are looking for work I'd say to check the Northrop Grumman website for their job listings and it probably wouldn't hurt to ignore the e-mail and try applying directly that way.
altivo
Jun. 15th, 2005 10:12 am (UTC)
The junk I receive has always been obvious. They have scanned the web looking for the word "resume" and an associated e-mail address and not much more. The message either was extremely vague about the nature of the job or makes it entirely clear that no one actually read the resume.
sharan
Jun. 15th, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, most of the ones I get are a lot more specific about what they're looking for, even the ones who prove they haven't read my resume. Like the idiots who contact me about Cold Fusion jobs when I've used Cold Fusion Studio as Homesite but never did any Cold Fusion programming. Or the ones who don't see that I have full time student looking for part time work all over my resume and contact me about full time permanent positions.

A lot of it depends on the type of job, too. Web developer jobs I know are legit. If they contact me about work at home jobs it's usually spam.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 4th, 2005 03:48 am (UTC)
xcc@ngc.com
Not that I'm looking for competition or anything, but I received the same email after just recently (re)posting my resume on Monster.com. I think it is a legit recruitment email from Northrup Grumman.

I was skeptical at first also, and googled "xcc@ngc.com". This forums site was the only result I found. After a little more research, I am almost positive it is legit. How do I know it is legit? The original email I received was from "letters" ... i.e. letters@route.monster.com. Looking at the headers for that original email, is another (return to) email address; michael2.hunt@ngc.com. But dont take my word for it! I'm just an anonymous user... And I need the job! :P

(Anonymous)
Jan. 24th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)
Michael2.Hunt@ngc.com !!!!OH Come On!!!!!
Hey does any body remember the old JR high Phone gag?,
" Paging Mike Hunt...." remember? I used this one a lot..

I got this same email .

But I have one question, Why would some one scam a job listing, this must be a new angle those Nigerians a working.

tcwoodeus
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