Protect Yourself and Report the Latest Frauds, Scams, Spams, Fakes, Identify Theft Hacks and Hoaxes
Have you received an recruiting email like the one below, claiming to be from
Subject: <your name> , Are you interested in a Management/Consulting job?
From: EcareerSite - Director of HR Services [ email@example.com ]
Dear <your name> ,
Your administrative training and previous experience are what we're looking for in an employee. After reading the resume you posted on the Internet, I believe you are a great match for our vacancy. Included below is some basic information about the position.
Director of HR Services
$60,000 - $90,000
If you are interested in finding out more about this position, please click on the hyperlink to be directed to the Web page with the full job description. This page also contains a virtual application that you can submit to be considered for the opening.
Please allow a couple of days for your application to be processed. A member of our human resources department will then contact you to set up an initial interview.
Sr. Recruiter, HR Division
Please extract_me from_your contact list.
"Have a question? Interested in partnering with the Career Network? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a job seeker and are looking to join our network of candidates, please click here.
400 Chesterfield Center
St. Louis, MO 63017
If you live in St. Louis and want to drive by this office building to visually verify the name on the door of suite 400, please let us know!
We have yet to hear from A SINGLE PERSON who has received a job through them or any of the similar and likely related websites. If you have received a job through yourecareerssite.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:
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