Protect Yourself and Report the Latest Frauds, Scams, Spams, Fakes, Identify Theft Hacks and Hoaxes
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. this looks like another of the "Difrawi scams" (See this page for another report.) If you have received a job through ideacareerservices.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:
I received an e-mail regarding a job. I thought this company was some kind of employment agency like Monster or Careerbuilder. After logging in i was directed to a page where they were trying to get me to sign up to receive info for on-line education and credit debt.
I sent an e-mail to the address listed on the contact page and my mail came back to me undeliverable. I'm afraid these people have my info (name , address, phone#)
What should i do?
The following is the web address and copy of e-mail I received.
This is the e-mail address I sent my request for removal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Regarding your application for the Executive Assistant position.
From: email@example.com Medium riskYou may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as unsafe
Sent: Wed 3/19/08 6:33 AM
According to our records you recently applied for a Executive Assistant position within Idea Career Services . A subsequent review of you application reflected that you have the skills and abilities that are required for employment in this position.
If you still have an interest in this position you may visit our website at: http://firstname.lastname@example.org&id=ideacareerlist2nds03192008&jb=382087
When you view the opening page of the application you will see a prompt to login. The following username and password may be used to login:
Upon logging into the site you will be asked to verify any information that we may currently have on record regarding your application. We may ask for some additional information from you that will be critical in making a final hiring determination. After you complete this process your application will be forwarded directly for final review and you will be contacted soon afterward.
Gregory Adkinson Human Resources
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