May 12, 2008

Subverting Monsterindia.com's usage policies



I got this very interesting email from someone recently:

Hi,

We have Monsterindia.com if u

Wanted to share my account at low cost (See below). And if u are interested pls contact us immediate.

Hours - Total( 1 year) - Installment

6pm - 9am(eve) - 24000/RS - 2000/RS (Month)
9am - 6pm - 48000/RS - 4000/RS (Month)
24 hours - 60000/RS - 5000/RS (Month)


Note: Give us ur full contact details..

Thanks,


So is this a new idea for recruiters or smaller organizations on how to make additional revenue? If so, then I am sure it violates some of Monsterindia.com's terms and conditions of usage. Guess it's this one:

Users are also prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of any Monster Site, including, without limitation the following activities: (a) accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which the user is not authorized to access;
Am not sure if this is a rampant scheme or some chap just came up with this idea and was unfortunate enough to mail me.

I guess the feedback for Monster is that their services are probably overpriced for some of their clients and they should have some other schemes particularly for small and medium enterprises.

I wonder if these practices are also happening to the other jobsites like Naukri and Timesjobs?

Can't the webmasters scan for different IP addresses using the same employer id? Those would be very suspicious cases for such usage.