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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 HelpWantedNow.biz or the others above, or have anything positive to say about them - PLEASE WRITEUS! So far, all we have seen is very suspicious, at best.
Rather than a recruitment firm, helping job seekers find jobs, this appears ot be a scam to solicit contact information, mislead applicants into registering to receive school program information and using that "business relationship" to send even more spam.
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:
Notice how the very next step, in finding a job, takes your to advertizing for schools:
Then they ask you to select a university to contact you - you have no other choice:
Finally, you are told that a school will be contacting you:
The website's domain name is registered in via a private (hidden) agent in Australia:
Domain Name: HELPWANTEDNOW.BIZ
Domain ID: D19352755-BIZ
Sponsoring Registrar: MELBOURNE IT LTD
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 13
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registrant ID: D118582338469098
Registrant Name: OLga Kondratenko
Registrant Organization: Private Registration US
Registrant Address1: P O Box 99800
Registrant City: EmeryVille
Registrant State/Province: CA
Registrant Postal Code: 94662
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Country Code: US
Registrant Phone Number: +1.5105952002
Registrant Email: email@example.com
Administrative Contact ID: B118582351230334
Administrative Contact Name: Admin PrivateRegContact
Administrative Contact Organization: Private Reg US
Administrative Contact Address1: P O Box 99800
Administrative Contact City: EmeryVille
Administrative Contact State/Province: CA
Administrative Contact Postal Code: 94662
Administrative Contact Country: United States
Administrative Contact Country Code: US
Administrative Contact Phone Number: +1.5105952002
Administrative Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name Server: YNS1.YAHOO.COM
Name Server: YNS2.YAHOO.COM
Created by Registrar: MELBOURNE IT LTD
Last Updated by Registrar: MELBOURNE IT LTD
Domain Registration Date: Mon Jul 30 19:26:09 GMT 2007
Domain Expiration Date: Tue Jul 29 23:59:59 GMT 2008
Domain Last Updated Date: Mon Jul 30 19:26:18 GMT 2007
>>>> Whois database was last updated on: Sat Mar 22 2008
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