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Steve Taylor
almost 4 years ago
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Scam Alert

Lately there have been postings about wrapping cars and getting paid for it. Please do not respond to them and definitely report them. They are not legitimate. They will send you a check with explicit instructions to cash the check and them send about 3 quarters to another individual. DO NOT DO THIS. It can and will cost you a lot of money if you do.

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CHERYL WATKINS
almost 4 years ago
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about setting for a interview

i have been looking for about job, and all the job that have respond to my resume on these different job site i have call and i leave a message through email and voice is this part of the fake interview or just people keeping lying to me again about a job

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Deena Parsolano
almost 4 years ago
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10 ways to avoid Scam job opportunities

I have seen several posts on specific job scams. I thought I would put together a list based on personal experience and various job seeker reports.

  1. Never give your bank account information to a 'company' that offers a position through email or Google hangout.
  2. Do not cash checks sent to you for equipment purchases through the mail.
  3. Check the URL! If you are sent a link to whatever.gov, make sure when you click on the link the Web address in your browser is https://whatever.gov. Scammers often have redirects to a different website. Check through a search engine what the company's corporate site is, to verify. (Check for misspellings.)
  4. If you cannot speak to a person, it's a scam.
  5. Ask to speak to a current employee or customer. If they won't provide either, HANG UP!
  6. Don't believe that just because they have a website that they are legitimate. If it is not a well known company, call the phone number or send a customer inquiry message. If the number is out of service or you don't get a reply, they are fake.
  7. Any offer that starts with 'We are opening an office in (your city) is a scam. International corporations don't recruit that way.
  8. Never agree to accept packages and re-ship them.
  9. If it sounds too good to be true, it is.
  10. Report scams to: Federal Trade Commission  1-877-382-4357

Good Luck!

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Rhondell Campbell
over 3 years ago
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No scams

Nooooo scams please

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Kenisha Hall Sumter
over 3 years ago
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Has anyone received a job offer such as this? Do you think it's legit? P.S I am on Careerbuilder.com....

Hello Kenisha Sumter, We found your CV via Careerbuilder job-site. At the moment we expand our business to the USA territory and can offer you a position of Transportation Manager. The position is mostly about accepting, repacking and sending parcels with the help of the Postal Service all over the world. It’s a work at home job and does not require any start-up costs. You do not need to relocate and can do this job from a comfort of your home.

The Transportation Manager duties consist of: Step 1: You receive parcels at your address. Step 2: You should report to the supervisor about parcels delivered; Step 3: You should do repackaging according to supervisor instructions; Step 4: You will receive a prepaid shipping labels to mail the package out Step 5: You should affix the shipping label provided by your supervisor to the parcel and drop it off at the nearest post-office.

You do not need to invest any money to start this job. All the shipping costs and extra expenses will be covered by our company. You will be responsible for dispatching packages in time. Your compensation will consist of $2400 base salary (monthly) + $30 commission per box received . Your wage will be deposited into your bank account or mailed in a form of check at the end of each work month. During the first weeks you will work with a small product quantity. There will be about 10-20 boxes a week. It’s not obligatory to have any special education, you will have a possibility to gain necessary knowledge during the trial period. Make sure to have working home and mobile phone numbers, so we could reach you through the day if we have any questions about the reports.

The candidate should have:

  1. Printer (you will need to print postage labels to ship the boxes out).

  2. Internet Access (to check your email for the information updates) and the ability to your email 2-3 times a day.

  3. Ability to receive the parcels right to your physical address (not P.O. box) from courier services such as Fedex, UPS and USPS

    If you need some more information regarding the offered vacancy – you could email me with any questions.

    The offered vacancy is 100 percent legitimate job, all shipped products are legal under the law of the United States of America.

    Please, reply back to get more information. Sincerely yours, Jessica Crowell Standard Logistic GmbH Schlachthausgasse 15, 1030 Vienna, Austria

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Mary Blecher
over 3 years ago
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Am I Wrong?

I apply for a job on Zip Reqruiters Administrative Assistsnt. I got a message from them that i didn't understand now 8 days later a woman name Esther had reach out to me saying that the job i apply for was taken and the application was forward to her. She stated how she needs a personal assistant since hers just recently got married and move to Canada. She need me to run errands for her, pick up & drop off mail. The errands can be run in my city/state. She'll pay $400 for 2 days a week and would send out the first check before the job even begins. If i consider she needs my information including if i have a bank or not. The main thing that had struck me was towards the end of the email. If i do a good job, then when she comes back we would meet and dicuss more to see if it will be a permanent position for me. In the whole email she never stated that she was out of town. I know that things happen and people lose their assistants all the time but i don't like the fact that she never stated that she was out of town, the only thing she said when she gets back, get back from where i didn't even know u were out of town. And are u even in my state? I don't feel comfortable giving my bank information through email to someone i don't know and i don't feel this comfortable taking this job so ignore it. Am I wrong

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Jeffrey Horn
over 3 years ago
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Legit or Sketchy?

I responded to a CL post that was advertising for CSRs. Heard back from the company and was scheduled for a phone interview. The interview time came and went with no call from them. A couple hours later I got an email from the same company congratulating me and sending the "on-boarding" paperwork. The company is Live Agent Solutions. They have an office in NYC (where I am supposed to submit my paperwork.) However, they answered my original application email via the Craigslist reply mail and not by a company email address and the only phone number listed is a cell number with no voice mail set up. Is this a real company or a scam?

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Katie Araguz
almost 4 years ago
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So it happened AGAIN and I'm not sure who to contact help?!?

So last week I wrote my question about being scammed on ziprecruiter for jobs that wanted me to only log into "hangouts" and talk to so and so and then they wanted my bank name and I called them out on it.. Today I got the same thing "so and so wants you to interview, you have to log in to hangouts and interview"....oh and the job paid 30 to 35 an HOUR?!? What job on the planet pays that an hour, if you aren't a doctor, that is?? I emailed back and said "sorry I only interview face to face I've been scammed before I wasn't born yesterday".. Ok yeah that MIGHT have been harshly stated and rude but I could smell scam a mile away. How do I contact ziprecruiter personally by phone and tell them off they aren't of any help and I'm not entirely sure how they even got my resume to begin with..not to mention if they do have my resume for real, there's not a darn thing stopping a "whacko" from Showing up on my doorstep..what the heck do I do? How do I stop this? Not to mention no one that I'm actually putting my resume and application out too will hire me I've gotten more rejection letters in the last week than I've ever seen..I'm kinda over it!

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Geraldine Connerly
about 3 years ago
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Deceptive Job Lead Tactics

I've recently signed into jobsites that deal specifically to the job I'm looking for,just when I'm waiting to correspond with a potential client I am asked for payment .A response does necessarily mean a job. Taking more than advantage of a persons need for a job.

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Tanya brown
about 3 years ago
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Be on the look out !!!!

I was almost scammed yesterday, a lady by the name of Beautrice Delgaldo contacted me from LinkedIn it was a work from home opporutnity with a company called TED Inc. i actually had an online interview with her for about 1 1/2 . trainibg was $15. an hour and then $35.75 there after i right it was to good to be true So i gave her the benefit of the doubt. My job title winks Have been data entry/ payroll dispatcher. To make a king story short i started search this company and wouldn't you know there was NO OFFICIAL website address for this company thw one that i did find had matching locations but the nunber was disconnected. SMH. she said that the company was going to send me the software that i needed for the job and a check /credit card to purchase the material. Who on earth does that. Why not just send the entire thing. What company do you know thats gonna send money to a complete stranger REALLY????? Mind you i was up until 3am trying to find this company and all efforts were a dead end. The only legitimate source was TED talks. And that had nothing to do with this company at all. Be very careful friends these scammers are getting real crafty. Dont give out any account info. They are out to get us. Just beware

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