Job and Recruiting Spams, Scams and/or Questionable Practices
Do you have a resume posted online on Monster.com 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
- "Career Updates" or smartmarkstaffing.com
- CareerBuilder - Financial Center, Warsaw, Poland, Kameron Peck
- Alex Cooper at the Business Pack Company
- Bonas International Language School, Valencia,Spain
- CashUtilsWorld.com, World-cash-utils.com, WorldCashTransfers.com, etc.
- Consumer Business Bureau - Consumer-Business-Bureau.com
- CTP Enterprises
- Data Tech Ltd
- Employment Select
- EuroCash.net, "Shirley Freeman", "transfer manager", "financial representative" or "payment processor"
- Fabios.Inc, Naukri.com, V-care India - offering fake jobs in the UK to people in India
- Ferguson Integration Textile Ltd in Wales, UK, or JAME INTERGRATION TEXTILE LIMITED
- FG Planet Design LTD
- FGV Industries Corporation, the UK
- Forsythe Recruiting.com
- Grey Marketing Team - Credit card application scams
- Job Source Group - jobsource-group.com
- JP and Associates / Dr. Jonathon Bradley
- Learn to be Rich, Charlotte, NC; Admin Support, work from home, on Craig's List
- Money Mule / Money Laundering job scams
- Nash Kelvin, Entertainment Lawyer, England
- Liberty National Recruiting
- Monster.com spams and scams
- Louise Evans, no company named or "MyExecJob" or others
- Multilevel marketing - Primamerica
- OnlineHiringNetwork.com, hiringnetworkonline.com
- Orthobuilder / MedHunter scams coming via Monster.com
- Payment Officer / Local Representative Scam
- Renfiled Recruitment Service, London - Dr Peter Wilson
- Siemens - spoofed email?
- "The Internet Company"
- UK Skill Maker Recruitment Agency
- United Healthcare / Linda Anne or Adrean Scot
- USA Careers
- Also see these Spam job emails
Have you any experience with www.kasambacareers.com? 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 Kasambacareers.com, 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):
- see this website for another example and
There are others that are being advertised on TV radio.