Job and Recruiting Emails:

Job and Recruiting Emails:

Have you received an recruiting email like the one below, claiming to be from

  • Your Career Site -
  • Ecareer Site -
  • Blue Star Job Site -
  • Career Source Team -
  • Job Source Group -
  • Job Match Now -

  • Others?

Actual email received by our staff:

Subject: <your name> , Are you interested in a Management/Consulting job?

From: EcareerSite - Director of HR Services [ ]

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.

Hank Thompson
Sr. Recruiter, HR Division

Please extract_me from_your contact list.


  1. On many of these websites, they list themselves as Career Network with an address in St Louis, MO. There is no phone number given.
  2. Their website has only 3 visible pages.  We have never seen a jobs website, or almost any commercial website that has only three publicly visible pages.
  3. Their job listings are vague, generic and cannot be directly browsed, applied for or replied to, except through the email you received.
  4. The information requested in their forms is almost completely irrelevant to a job search
  5. The Better Business Bureau has no information about this company. See:
  6. They require you to enter your cell phone number  - something reputable firms would not do.  This is something scammers would obviously do in order to obtain cell numbers to sell on lists, since there is no listing of cell phones like the phone book for residential phone listings. For that reason, listings of cell phone numbers are more valuable.
  7. The link to "Extract me from your contact list" appears to be fake - we altered the query string to make a gibberish address.  It accepted it and then told us it had been removed... when it could not have been in there to begin.  We suspect that clicking on this link merely confirms that your email address is valid and active to them, and probably ensures that it will end up on a spam list.
  8. Their contact information contains no phone number, only this:

"Have a question? Interested in partnering with the Career Network? Please email us at If you are a job seeker and are looking to join our network of candidates, please click here.

Career Network
400 Chesterfield Center
Suite 400
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 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.


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!

What to do, if you DID fill out their form:

Report it to the following government agencies:

Additional Resources and Sources

Other Jobs Scams

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Some of the more common job scams are

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