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Job and Recruiting Emails: Good_Grades_Now.com

Have you received an recruiting email like the ones below, claiming to be from

We have yet to hear from A SINGLE PERSON who has received a job through them.  If you have received a job through Good_Grades_Now.com, or have anything positive to say about them - PLEASE WRITE US! So far, all we have seen is very suspicious, at best.

We created a dummy resume with a fake contact address, phone and email that we set up to receive the response.  After we filled out their online form, the screen went to a blank page, no confirmation, no statement of what is next, etc.  These REALLY look suspicious. Even more suspicious, there is NO contact information on their website at all; no address, no phone numbers, not even an email address or feedback form. There is only a form to enter your information and a cryptic login (with no way to register for it).

CFR RECOMMENDS THAT YOU DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION UNTIL WE CAN CONFIRM MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THEM! BASED ON THE QUESTIONS THEY ASKED, IT LOOKS LIKE TRYING TO SELL LOAN SERVICES! Another possible goal appears to be referral fees by getting you to sign up for online colleges. We can't tell WHAT they are up to, but, as stated above, we can not find anyone who has received a job through them, nor any means to contact them, to hear their side of the story. If they ARE legitimate, then they certainly act in very suspicious ways!

If they contact you back with a login, as they did us, you will be presented ads for online colleges - see this screenshot we obtained by logging in to another of their websites. Also see this page for our technical investigation of these emails.

Finally, see this page for emails and this scam from victims and near-victims.

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:

Subject: John , Concerning a Tutor Employment offer

Sent to: "mailto:???????????????

Dear John ,

I’m looking for Tutors to join the team here at Good_Grades_Now and I was impressed by your online resume. We’re the premier source of tutors on the Internet, and we need accomplished professionals to help us keep up with our growth.

For this position, we’re looking for a reliable, hard-working candidate with at least two years of college education and the ability to work well with children. Our Tutors help students of all ages meet today’s ever-growing academic, sports and arts challenges in a wide variety of subjects.

We offer a competitive compensation package, with an hourly pay rate of $50.00. Those who average 25 or more hours per week are eligible for medical, dental and vision insurance. The hours are flexible, and tuition reimbursement is offered.

If you’d like to discuss this opportunity to join the team of Tutors at Good_Grades_Now, please click on the link below and fill out the online application. If the link doesn’t work in your browser, copy and paste the link to go to the webpage.

http://tutorresourcesforgoodgrades.com/careers.aspx?J=7628285

I’ll get in touch with you one or two business days after I receive your online application. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best Regards,

James Elkin
Good_Grades_Now

I do not wish to be considered for future employment.


Other 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


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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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