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Unsolicited Job and Recruiting Emails:
Checking out "McSourcer Recruiting and Staffing"

Have you received an recruiting email like the ones below, typically with the subject line, "Executive Recruiting Firm Contact" or "Corporate Recruiting Firm (Contact info request)", claiming to be from "McSourcer Recruiting and Staffing", using these names and email addresses:

We are not saying they are a scam, only that the initial contact method they used, an ambiguous, unsolicited email, is identical to those commonly used by scammers and identity theft phishing.  If you have received a job through McSourcer Recruiting and Staffing or the others above, or have anything positive to say about them - PLEASE WRITE US! So far, all we have seen is very suspicious, at best. See farther down this page for results of our initial investigation.

Do you have a resume posted online? We'd like to hear from you about your experiences recruiting emails that turned out to be scams or misleading - click here to write us. We suspect these are possibly a new wave of identity theft attacks.

Note: There ARE legitimate recruiting and employment firms on the internet, and some with very similar names to those above.  We recommend you check any company out before you give any personal information to them.  If they do not have a posted address and phone number, or don't answer the phone, don't give them any personal information! The legal recruiters will be happy to give you contact information, return calls and act in the open!

What to do, if you DID fill out their form:

Report it to the following government agencies:

Below are a number of these suspicious emails received by our staff:

Tom Johnson,

If I already emailed you then please ignore this, but I've learned that some of my recent emails were not delivered.

I have a copy of your resume and was touching base to see if you are currently in the job market. If so, please register with us at so I can easily update you regarding opportunities.

I'm based in Chicago but our current search engagements are spread nationwide.

Best Regards,
Mike McCarthy
McSourcer Recruiting and Staffing
Phone: 312.277.1986
40 E. Chicago Ave. Suite 131
Chicago, IL 60611

Remove your email from my list here and I promise to never contact you again:

Version 2

Hi Tom Johnson,

I came across your resume. Not sure if you're currently in the job market but if you're interested in hearing about our job opportunities please register with us online below:

We work on searches across all of the U.S. and some in Canada. Look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Mike McCarthy
Phone: 312.277.1986
McSourcer Recruiting and Staffing
40 E. Chicago Ave. Suite 131
Chicago, IL 60611

Remove your email from my contacts by clicking the link below and I promise to never contact you again:

Version 3

Hi Tom Johnson,

I came across your resume. If you're interested in hearing about our job opportunities please email me back and I'll send you a link to register with us. We work on searches all throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Best Regards,

Mike McCarthy
McSourcer Recruiting and Staffing 
40 E. Chicago Ave. Suite 131
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-277-1986

What happens if you reply or register with McSourcer?

If you click on the link to register at, here's what you see:

At least, they are not asking for any confidential information, so the worst case scenario is you may receive more spam, if they provide your email address to other advertisers. Their privacy policy includes these statements:

  • "Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law. "

Of course, there's no way to know whether a company is following their stated policies.

After completing the form, this is the screen we saw:

Click on the link on the page above took us to this website,  This sure looks like a misleading redirection: why register at McSourcer, if they only redirect you to another existing jobs website? Most people would expect that the link would take them to a page ON the McSourcer website; not to a separate jobs engine. We feel that is misleading.

Does McSourcer receive a commission from 6figurejobs for leads sent?  If so, then this was nothing more than phishing for leads, and, in our opinion, offers no real value to the recipients!

We sent an email back to McSourcer.  If we get a response, we'll post it here.

We also tried to remove ourselves from their list.  here's what we saw:

We received an email back, almost immediately, saying our email address "has been removed from the 'mcsourcer-candidates' mailing list.".  We'll post results, whether we receive any more emails or spam.

Other References

Other websites and people are questioning the legitimacy and intent of McSourcer.  See these pages:

Unrelated Jobs Scams

There are a variety of sleazy scams that look, at first glance, like legitimate job offers.  Before you write back to them, pause a moment and read about the scams below!

Some of the more common job scams are

Copyright CFR 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009  - Definition of scam, fraud, etc.Legal disclaimer / corrections / complaints  -  Privacy Policy
Names used by scammers in the examples on this page and others often belong to real people and businesses who often have no knowledge of nor connection to the scammer's use of their name and information.  Sample scam emails and other documents are copies of the scam to help potential victims recognize and avoid it.  You should presume that any names used and presented here in a scam are either fictitious or used without their legitimate owner's permission.
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