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Fake Job Ads & Offers

Post by Guest on Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:57 pm

If you come across a fake job advertisement, or job offer that you think is highly dubious, please post it here, along with a link to the ad. We want to ensure that we're bringing awareness to this proliferation of job scams that are popping up increasingly.

Simply post the text, in quotes, what the job offer is, and also provide a link.

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Re: Fake Job Ads & Offers

Post by chopthis91 on Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:21 am

kemcha wrote:If you come across a fake job advertisement, or job offer that you think is highly dubious, please post it here, along with a link to the ad. We want to ensure that we're bringing awareness to this proliferation of job scams that are popping up increasingly.

Simply post the text, in quotes, what the job offer is, and also provide a link.

Received this e-mail today. Copied and pasted verbatim. If this isn't some kind of scam or lie I don't know what is (they found my resume on Career Builder)...

"Dear Jobseeker

Thank you for your CV, it’s in compliance with requirements, so we’d like to tell you a few words about us.

Famous Swedish company, named "Swedish Insurance", is pleased to offer you a job as a Insurance Manager. We trust that your knowledge, skills and experience will be among our most valuable assets. Should you accept this job offer, per company policy you'll be eligible to receive the following beginning on your hire date:

- Salary US $ 2,500.00 per month +3% of each transaction

The 1St working month (it will be paid) should show to the Employer the skills and experiences of the Employee. During this period your will receive the complete instructions how make the business in our Team. The 1St salary in amount $2,500.00 will be paid once the 1St working month was ended. 3% of each transaction will be paid once the payment is approved.

Once this period is successfully ended you will receive the "Contract". It should be signed by the both sides.

- Employment Period: three working months. Once the Employment period is end the Contract can be resigned by the both side for a long time.
NOTICE: This is part time JOB, so you can combine it with the main work.

Job Description is attached:
- visiting the Financial branch any day (except weekend);
- communication 2-3 hours per day by phone or email;
- providing clerical support;
- providing phone support;
- control reception the insurance payments from the "Swedish Insurance" Customers such as: PayPal, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, uBid.
- handle registration payments and other financial transactions;
- protecting all accounting and financial information;
- preparing monthly financial statement;
- operative reception and sending the insurance payments, and execute other financial operations;
- act as the "Swedish Insurance" Representative to the general public in the United States.

You will be working as "Swedish Insurance" Representative in the United States. Further Employment will be based on reception the insurance payments from the "Swedish Insurance" Customers in the United States such as: PayPal, eBay, Amazon, Yahoo!, uBid.

Before filling the Employment application please read an attached information:
- Job offer is valid only if you have: PayPal account which should be registered more than one month;
New accounts will not be approved because it will be reflected on the payment processing.

Feel free to fill out an Employment Application by visiting the "Job for you" section of the "Swedish Insurance" website (click or copy and paste this link into your Web Browser):

www.swedish-insurance.co/job_for_you.html

We'll be awaiting of your application.
This offer is in effect for five business days.

Sincerely yours,
"Swedish Insurance" Team"


Swedish Insurance??!! Well...let me jump on that one!! NO...I didn't click on the link!!
Spam folder!!

LMAO


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Re: Fake Job Ads & Offers

Post by Scipio on Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:49 pm

I don't know if this one job is a scam or the whole website is a scam.

http://collegerecruiter.com/page/job-details?j=7.2745

SOMT medical doesn't even have a website. That's one huge red flag right there.

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Re: Fake Job Ads & Offers

Post by chopthis91 on Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:56 pm

Scipio wrote:I don't know if this one job is a scam or the whole website is a scam.

http://collegerecruiter.com/page/job-details?j=7.2745

SOMT medical doesn't even have a website. That's one huge red flag right there.

Be real careful clicking on a link because you could pick up malware.

Rule of thumb...if it sounds too good to be true it probably is and if you have doubts just forget it and move on!

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Re: Fake Job Ads & Offers

Post by Scipio on Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:24 pm

chopthis91 wrote:
Scipio wrote:I don't know if this one job is a scam or the whole website is a scam.

http://collegerecruiter.com/page/job-details?j=7.2745

SOMT medical doesn't even have a website. That's one huge red flag right there.

Be real careful clicking on a link because you could pick up malware.

Rule of thumb...if it sounds too good to be true it probably is and if you have doubts just forget it and move on!

The point is to report these websites to get them shut down. I got a call from this website, I should have stayed on to find out what they're about, but I'm 99% certain it was one of those for profit colleges.

While we're on the topic of scams. How many people are stuck with a huge student debt from one of these colleges and didn't get a decent paying job when they graduated? Check this out.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/10/senate-probes-growth-iowa-college_n_834350.html

part of this reads:

Drawing from internal documentation requested by the committee, Harkin asked why the Higher Learning Commission had no problems with the fact that Ashford employs more than 1,700 recruiters to aggressively pursue new enrollments for the school, but has only one career placement employee.

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Re: Fake Job Ads & Offers

Post by Scipio on Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:30 pm

We job hunters should have the right to job search without wasting time sifting through all the countless scam artists out there.

The unemployed and underemployed have virtually no one in their government to speak for them. If we did this wouldn't happen no where near at the rate it does now.


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Re: Fake Job Ads & Offers

Post by ExposeUSA on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:22 pm

re: Fake Job Ads & Offers
...This is about the vast proliferation of posts on craigslist.org (and elsewhere, we assume) that shamelessly expect people to WORK for ZERO $$$. Don't be fooled by the word "Intern," or "Internship." All this word means is: "We're too cheap to pay you anything at all, let alone what you are worth, so we're offering you several months of hard work at no pay just because we can get away with this scam."
It's their business. They're the ones set to profit from it and from your hard work. You, the erstwhile "intern," are not their partner and will receive zero profits for sacrificing your skills and your time. This is especially painful for fine artists, graphic designers, musicians, writers and other creatives who, by some magical fiat are expected to exist without a roof over their heads,without food in their bellies. To these con-artist "intern" lurers: Announcement - Talented people also need to eat, buy clothes, live somewhere and feed their children.
And, EVERY NEW JOB IS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE...even in a field one is expert in...a new employee needs to learn the ropes, the culture, the protocols, etc. of the new employer. So NEVER BE FOOLED BY THE CON-ARTISTS who pretend they are not paying you because you are learning something.
You're bringing yourself to their company! You're bringing your life experience (so far); you're bringing your level of education; you're bringing your prior work experience; you're bringing your social relationship/ interpersonal positives [that got you this "internship" in the first place]. And you're bringing your genetic positives and your unique talents, whatever these may be that you know very well that you do very well. ALL your work must be paid for. Even a short training period of a few weeks should be paid something...to cover travel, food, time taken away from job-hunting in case these cheapos don't keep you. Never sell yourself short. (Otherwise, start your own business and "employ" a whole lot of "interns" to deliver your services or products and you keep the profits.)

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Re: Fake Job Ads & Offers

Post by MarilynL on Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:45 pm

Unfortunately, you realize don't you how many links that's going to be don't you? I get them all the time...especially those swiss banks...lolol....

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Re: Fake Job Ads & Offers

Post by jchapman on Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:50 pm

Also, especially if it's a staffing agency, which can make you think it's a temporary assignment, don't be fooled by the phrase "imediate opening".
That immediate opening might not be for imediate work, but could be an imediate opening for an interview, for a phantom assignment that might or might not come up later. Also, don't be surprised if the work doesn't materialize, at least for you, and the same ad appears later.

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