Job and Recruiting Emails: Scout 2007 or ScoutsJobOpportunity2007.com
Have you received an recruiting email like the ones below, claiming to be from
We believe this is simply a scam. We have yet to hear from A SINGLE PERSON who has received a job through them. If you have received a job through Scout 2007 or ScoutsJobOpportunity2007.com, (or any of their many website variations) or have anything positive to say about them - PLEASE WRITE US! So far, all we have seen is very suspicious, at best.
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!
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:
This one circulated late summer 2007:
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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