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Have you received an recruiting email like the ones below, claiming to be from
We have yet to hear from A SINGLE PERSON who has received a job through them. If you have received a job through Forsythe Recruiting .com or the others above, or have anything positive to say about them - PLEASE WRITE US! So far, all we have seen is very suspicious, at best.
CFR RECOMMENDS THAT YOU DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION UNTIL WE CAN CONFIRM MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THEM!
Do you have a resume posted online? We'd like to hear from you about your experiences recruiting emails that turned out to be scams or misleading - click here to write us. We suspect these are possibly a new wave of identity theft attacks.
Note: There ARE legitimate recruiting and employment firms on the internet, and some with very similar names to those above. We recommend you check any company out before you give any personal information to them. If they do not have a posted address and phone number, or don't answer the phone, don't give them any personal information! The legal recruiters will be happy to give you contact information, return calls and act in the open!
Report it to the following government agencies:
From: "Jobs at Forsythe" <JobsatForsythe@mail165.subscribermail.com>
Subject: I saw your resume... please complete application. FR
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 14:49:33 +0000
Response to your resume posting.
We have received your name and email from your resume posting service while reviewing your information. We may have some job opportunities that will interest you.
Please go to: ForsytheRecruiting.com, Job page.
If your are interested in our open positions you can apply on-line.
To view jobs, click this link. Available Jobs.
This email was sent per your authorization of the terms and agreements you accepted on Hot Jobs and/or Monster and/or CareerBuilder. Your current preferences on your resume account need to be
changed if you Do Not want to receive recruiter and/or employer email messages. -- See instructions below.
Hot Job's - Resume & Email Privacy Options (as seen on hotjobs.com)
Since the Site is a career site, HotJobs gives you the option of putting your resume in the Hot Jobs database. There are three ways of doing this:
1. With our HotBlock feature, you can store your resume in the database, but not allow it to be searchable by any employers or staffing firms. Not allowing your resume to be searchable means that you can use it to apply for a job online, but it will not be searchable through the resume database.
2. You can store your resume in the database, but not allow it&nb sp;to be searchable by certain employers or staffing firms who are members of HotJobs at the time you set your HotBlock preferences. Not allowing your resume to be searchable means that you can use it to apply for a job online, but those employers or staffing firms that you have blocked will not have access to search it through the resume database.
3. If you allow your resume to be searchable, then those individuals or entities that pay for access to the resume database and all prospective customers who are receiving a demonstration of our product will have access to your resume.
These individuals or entities have the ability to distribute your resume to their own hiring systems via e-mail.
Privacy Options - Job seekers can block some or all of HotJobs' member companies from viewing a resume and sending you email messages through the "HotBlock" feature.
Career Builder's - Resume & Email Privacy Options (as seen on CareerBuilder.com)
Manag ing your privacy is as simple as selecting which pieces of your contact information are displayed. This is done at the bottom of the Review & Submit section of the resume form (shown below).
1. Be Visible. This option gives you the most visibility to the broadest employer audience possible. Select "Make my resume visible..." from the Privacy Settings, and allow employers to see your name, phone, and email.
2. Be Choosy. This option allows you to only display selected pieces of contact information, or none at all. (If you use this option be sure to remove your contact information from the body of the resume.) Select "Make my resume visible..." from the Privacy Settings, and select which contact information you want seen by employers.
3. Be Anonymous. This option allows you to post your resume on CareerBuilder.com without having it searched by employers. The benefit is that you can quickly and easily apply for jobs without retyping your information. Select "Hide my resume..." from the Privacy Settings.
Forsythe's recruiting services are paid by entirely by the employer. Job Seekers using Forsythe's recruiting services pay no fee.
Sincerely, Forsythe Recruiting
If you prefer to not receive messages from Forsythe Recruiting, you may unsubscribe by using the link below.
or by mail:
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514 Daniels Street, #342
Raleigh, NC 27605
The email and their website have no phone numbers, no names of individual representatives of the company, nor a physical (street) address. That fact alone is normally a large clue to a scam.
Notice that the email addresses posted on their website actually go to another domain, www.Stanford-Dale.com.
"The Company e-mails free information to our users. We gather the e-mail addresses of users during our registration process. The registration process automatically subscribes users to the periodic free information mailings. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by utilizing the unsubscribe options at the end of each mailing. By submitting your information you agree to receive third party newsletters and or advertisements."
So this "recruiter" is going to pass your email and contact information on to other advertisers who may then email and call you. That does not sound like a traditional and reputable recruitment firm, whose focus is on matching qualified job-seekers with appropriate company openings.
There are a number of links within the Forsythe email back to http://www.subscribermail.com/, and email marketer. We don't know what the relationship is between Forsythe and Subscribermail, but again, this does not look like something a real recruiter would do.
Finally, for a "recruiter" to ONLY require your name, email address, phone number, and zip code; and make option all the information relevant to a job matching process makes no sense to us, yet here is their application form. The yellow boxes are the required information:
Whois reports that the domain is registered under a hidden (private) registration. Which means, they don't want their names available to the public:
Notice also that the domain name was only registered on January 23, 2008 - a mere 2 weeks before we received the first complaint about them.
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There are a variety of sleazy scams that look, at first glance, like legitimate job offers. Before you write back to them, pause a moment and read about the scams below!
Some of the more common job scams are