Interesting warning. I don't think it belongs here, but interesting still. I guess as an American citizen, I would look last to an Indian head hunter. It is never a good idea to open a document emailed to you, even from someone you know.
WARNING TO JOB SEEKERS
Do not open microsoft word, microsoft excel,
or adobe pdf files that you receive in your
email box from indian headhunters.
Indian headhunters are using "permission
to submit forms" and "empolyment application forms"
in order to install viruses on to your PC.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT OPEN THESE
TYPES OF EMAIL ATTACHEMENTS FROM INDIAN HEADHUNTERS.
Unless, you want Indian headhunters stealing
your online passwords to your email and bank account,
downloading your personal files, and spying on
your internet traffic.
You should insist that all correspondance
are handled as regular email text. In the event
that you opened this type of document and
fill it out, you should reinstall
your computer immediately.
I had some luck reporting this problem to
microsoft and getting them to patch
microsoft office against it. However,
given that the indian headhunters have
distibuted and misdirected blame across
100's of headhunter, its unlikely they
are going to give up this bad practice
since they can deny they were responsible
for it and make somebody else take the
blame by hiding behind them.
This virus technology is thanks to the
US government hiring and training
indian contractors to study internet
viruses since many indian
contractors also moonlight as indian
headhunters that place themselves in
the job application pool first for
these types of jobs over
local American job candidates.
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