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Christine Canales
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I thought I would pick this message apart and give a few tips on the flags I got with it.

#scam

  1. He/she doesn't have a last name or a profile picture.
  2. I did not apply for a job at this company.
  3. "Mr. Steve" - he/she didn't provide a first and last name and used the person's first name.
  4. "to confirm your availability" - "The interview has been scheduled for--" - If it's to confirm my availability, then they won't schedule it. It seems as though official employers won't schedule appointments without asking but...I haven't heard from anyone...so this is speculation on my end.
  5. The email ends in "gmail .com" - Be leery of these.
  6. A name was not put at the end of the message but rather the company's name. (Which does not match the name on the site mind you.)
  7. It was sent on a Saturday at 11:03pm - Keep in mind that you may be contacted by companies in a different time zone BUT if you are looking for a regular hourly paid job, it's highly unlikely that they would contact you after hours. This particular person stated they were EST time zone which means they sent this at midnight their time.

That's my #ScamDissection for the day.

I hope it helps others who are like me, and desperately looking for work.

#JobSeekers #Scamalert #Knowwhosinterviewing #fraudprevention

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Gary Payne
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For me, it was the constant contact from different agencies for the same position. The first few times I was a little wary of the contact. By the fourth or fifth time, I knew the companies they were claiming to represent. Having researched the companies directly I had an understanding of what the limitations and requirements of the positions were. So I would engage with the agency and discuss the position and company in detail. After explaining why the positions were not appropriate or that I had already been submitted for the position the agency representative would continue to pressure me to confirm by replying to their email. Insistent that I confirm through email while they stayed on the phone. Even if I explained that I would do so within the next 30 minutes they would be insistent that they required the response now.

A few times I was driving and would receive multiple calls followed by text messages from individuals who were clearly frustrated that I could not respond to their email instantly.

It became clear that this was a little more than an agency offering to represent me for a position.

To this day I am not sure what they were trying to obtain through the email reply. But they were too insistent.

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John Biddle
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I wish people would read this!

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Phoebe Montrie
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Wow! Thank you so much for these really helpful tips! I know a lot of folks struggle to identify scammers, especially as scammers have evolved in their technique and saturation, and understanding these details can really make a difference! 💕

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