Job and Recruiting Emails: TooSpoiled.com
Have you received an recruiting email like the ones below, claiming to be from
We have yet to hear from A SINGLE CONFIRMED PERSON who has received a job through
them(* - update see below). If you have received a job through TooSpoiled.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.
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!
Update February 19, 2008:
We received the following email from "Judy" an address at TooSpoiled.com:
"I have applied with toospoiled.com and got a
responce and got hired. I have been with them for almost a year, and have
never regretted it one bit. What jobs were you interested in? What they
say on their website is true. If you need anymore information, please feel
free to email me. "
We wrote back and asked for confirmation (what job did they offer you; what
do you do there?). So far, no response (it has only been a few hours).
If we receive no reply, then it is most likely someone playing a game and
spoofing the return address. If we do receive a reply, then it would certainly
put a different spin on this. To date, there are many, many complaints on
many, many blogs on the internet, all complaining about TooSpoiled.com, so
someone who received a job through them and is happy would appear to be a first.
February 21, 2008: No reply from "Judy" - it appears as though it was a spoof
scam or the people behind "TooSpoiled" are fishing for information about those
investigating them. So, let's investigate them further!
The Better Business Bureau shows a history of complaints about TooSpoiled at
all posted addresses and records an unsatisfactory report (reference
this page and
this page at then BBB website.:
to complaints filed with the Bureau, Impact 210 Worldwide engages in
aggressive marketing in order to recruit "talent scouts". The company sends
e-mails or makes calls to "eligible" job seekers stating that the job
available has benefits and a salary of up to $78,000. Complaints report that
the "job" is actually a commission sales position and many consumers do not
get their paychecks. Consumers report that when they pay for talent services
and services are not rendered they cannot get a refund. Reports also state
that it is extremely difficult to contact the company."
The last page of complaints at the Better Business Bureau website identifies
a number of characters whose names appear frequently linked with a number of
suspected internet frauds. The BBB page also say they also operates these
- Consumer Business Bureau
- Instant Human Resources
- Internet Solutions Corporation
- Titan Website
- USA Voice
Still more information can be found on this website:
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:
Dear John ,
I have recently viewed your resume online and feel that you are qualified
for an opening we have within the company for a Scout Manager. We are
Too-Spoiled, one of the most exciting website launches in the
last few years.
Scout Managers with Too-Spoiled work from a home-office
environment locally within their own market. They are responsible for
building a team of 30 to 50 talent scouts from within their local area or
other parts of the country. Requirements for the position include the
ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and strong
networking and social skills.
The Too-Spoiled Scout Manager position provides a
highly competitive salary and a bonus structure that can add an additional
30% to 50% to your base pay. The compensation package also includes full
medical and dental coverage.
I hope youíll apply for the Scout Manager position with Too-Spoiled.
To fill out an application, please click on the link below. If the link
doesnít work, just copy the address and paste it into your browser to go to
I am looking forward to reviewing your application.
Do_not contact me with future_employment_offers
And this one
Our records indicate that you applied for the Casting Manager Position on
04/02/07. We have received your application and feel you meet the initial
requirements for the position. I would like to recommend you to the Director
of Casting as a qualified candidate.
If you are still interested in the position please visit our website at
On the front page of the application you will find a login prompt. Please
login using the following:
When you login you will be asked to verify some information. Then we will
ask for some additional information from you to help in the final hiring
decision. Once you complete this process your application will be forwarded
for final review and you will be contacted directly by the Director of
And one from "Bethany"
A recent viewing of your resume online has allowed us to determine that
you are qualified for a position within our company as a Site Moderator.
We are one of the most exciting web launches within the last few years,
Elizabeth J , have you been seeking an opportunity to find a real long-term
career with an exciting cutting edge company, if so than you may be just the
person we are looking for.
Too Spoiled, the worlds largest
entertainment industry network, gives Models and Actors the best opportunity
to network and gain international exposure. Combining MySpace.comís best
features with a vast modeling and acting database while providing Talent the
opportunity to earn extra money gives Too
Spoiled its distinction
Too Spoiled instantly allows Talent to
earn money just by joining and by displaying ads on their portfolio page.
Models and Actors may join Too Spoiled
completely free, unlike other entertainment industry sites.
Site Moderators monitor the content of the site to assure that any
inappropriate postings are flagged and/or removed. Site Moderators
also look to prevent members from targeting minors on the site. The position
is one that can be done from your home if you have a computer and an online
connection. You are an ideal fit for the position through your experience
and background. We offer our Site Moderators the following:
- Highly competitive salary.
- Full Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance benefits.
- Flexibility - you can work your own hours, just as long as you put
in at least 40 hours each week.
- Opportunity for rapid advancement.
- Tuition Reimbursements.
The person we are looking for is reliable, consistent, hard working, has
solid writing skills, and pays attention to details.
Elizabeth J , if you feel the
Site Moderator position is right for
you visit the link below and fill out the online application. (If the link
does not work in your e-mail, you may copy and paste the address in your
Once I receive your online application, I will contact you within one to two
Click here to be removed from any future employment offers.
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