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Job and Recruiting Frauds and Scam Emails:
Using or Through Monster.com
MedHunters Inc

Have you received an email like the one below, claiming to be from MedHunters Inc.? It is a scam!  An example of this is shown farther down this page. They may also use names like Orthomed or Orthobuilder. The FBI even has a webpage describing the scam.

Monster.com can be an excellent, efficient way for job-seekers to find employers and learn about new job openings.  Unfortunately, it also is being used by scammers to get your identity information or to scam you into an MLM sales pitch. There are also scammers creating fake job notifications that look like they came from Monster.com directly.

These appear to be nothing more than the AFF (Advance Fee Fraud), a money transfer scam (see this page) targeting residents of the U.S. and Canada. We're currently investigating these.  We noticed a pattern when our own staff started receiving them in the past week (mid-February 2007). We created a dummy resume with a fake contact address, phone and email that we set up to receive the response. 

CFR RECOMMENDS THAT YOU DO NOT CONTACT THEM OR 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.

You can try filing a complaint with Monster.com, go to this page: http://my.monster.com/contactus.aspx and click on LiveChat

Below is an example of this email from MedHunters:


Here are the jobs we found for you based on your search criteria:
Manage Agents

We Have A Part Time Job For You!

MedHunters Inc. - "Don't leave your career or selection of candidates to fate."

* MedHunters Inc.

Established in 1979, MedHunters Inc. is the UK's leading pharmaceutical sales recruitment company. Specialising in pharmaceutical recruitment since 1985, we pride ourselves in our proven ability to recruit the best candidates for the UK's leading pharmaceutical companies time after time.

Individuality is the key to our success. We treat each client, candidate and employee as an individual with their own individual needs and tailor our service offerings to best fit these needs.

MedHunters Inc. is unique in that we are a Consultancy in the true sense. We can advise our candidates and clients through the maze of recruitment issues that they face daily because we have the experience, knowledge and resources to do so.

Our company has reached enormous sales volumes in major European countries. We are currently trying to expand our services over in the USA and Canada. The IRS directly supports the market testing efforts of agencies by providing general guidelines, through the development of Market Testing Toolkits and providing guidance regarding the related agency banking framework. Therefore, MedHunters Inc. has been granted a Market Test Authorization from the IRS in January 21st, 2006 and is valid thru January 20th, 2007. This Market Test Authorization allows great flexibility regarding taxes.

MedHunters Inc. is currently recruiting Regional Financial Managers in Canada who will receive payments from our customers in the Canada and redistribute the funds as needed.

-Why do we prefer hiring people instead of opening an office over in the Canada?
-Because it is far cheaper paying a comission of 6% rather than going through all the paper hassle of registering a business in the Canada and opening offices all over the country. Besides, there is no certainty that our company will succeed selling the products in the Canada, that's why it is called a Market Test. Upon, a successful result, we will being opening offices in the Canada.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Agent's work consists in receiving payments from our customers in the Canada and making
further payments as instructed to a regional affiliate department, depending on
the customer's location. Being a part-time job, it should not take more than 2 hours per day.
Agent's commission is 6% from each transaction (for instance: you receive $1000.00, you will
keep $60.00 as payment for your service). All further money transfer charges and fees are covered
by our company. So you will be responsible just for making proper payments in time.
Each transaction will be made only after prior notification by phone call or e-mail.

You are not required to:
have any extra knowledge or to be experienced in this business and
this occupation can endow additional income to you and your family as it
will not require more than few hours per week.
If you are interested in our offer, please feel free to ask for the general provisions
of the contract.

Requirements:
Adults only
Residents of Canada
Owners of a computer with e-mail access
Owners of a Canadian bank checking/savings account or willing to open one
2-3 hours free time within the work day

For further informations and inquiries about the job offering, please feel free to
contact us by e-mail at any time at medhunters@aol.com.


MedHunters Inc. - An UK Company
 


Other Jobs Scams

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


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