Jobs, Employment and Recruiting Scams and Frauds

Job and Recruiting Spams, Scams and/or Questionable Practices

Do you have a resume posted online on and other jobs websites? If so, you are probably bombarded by a variety of emails that look, at first glance, like legitimate job offers. Some are scams, others looking for identity theft, some are legal companies using terrible marketing practices, and others we're still trying to figure out what they are up to! Before you write back to them, pause a moment and read about them below!

Some of the more common job scams and suspicious emails and websites are

Have you any experience with Their website provides no detail, but claims to get applicants work from home or anywhere you can use a computer, and income starts at $30 per hour.  However, when you complete their online application, you are asked many detailed questions about your finances and student loans, then you are bombarded (with "offers" for unrelated services and products).  It looks very fishy to us!  If you have any experience with, please tell us about it!

Many jobs emails seem to be linked to one particular group or individual, if numerous reports on other websites are to be believed. See these pages for examples of what must be described, at best, as suspicious so-called jobs leads:

See these external pages for more information (external websites):

There are others that are being advertised on TV radio.

For a comprehensive list of national and international agencies to report scams, see this page.