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Job and Recruiting Emails: HelpWantedNow.biz

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

  • Help Wanted Now .biz
  • Others?

We have yet to hear from A SINGLE PERSON who has received a job through them.  If you have received a job through HelpWantedNow.biz or the others above, or have anything positive to say about them - PLEASE WRITEUS! So far, all we have seen is very suspicious, at best.

Rather than a recruitment firm, helping job seekers find jobs, this appears ot be a scam to solicit contact information, mislead applicants into registering to receive school program information and using that "business relationship" to send even more spam.

There is one other report on the internet about them here.

CFR RECOMMENDS THAT YOU DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION UNTIL WE CAN CONFIRM MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THEM!

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:

 

Notice how the very next step, in finding a job, takes your to advertizing for schools:

 

Then they ask you to select a university to contact you - you have no other choice:

Finally, you are told that a school will be contacting you:


Website's owners

The website's domain name is registered in via a private (hidden) agent in Australia:

Domain Name:                                 HELPWANTEDNOW.BIZ

Domain ID:                                   D19352755-BIZ

Sponsoring Registrar:                        MELBOURNE IT LTD

Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID:                13

Domain Status:                               clientTransferProhibited

Registrant ID:                               D118582338469098

Registrant Name:                             OLga Kondratenko

Registrant Organization:                     Private Registration US

Registrant Address1:                         P O Box 99800

Registrant City:                             EmeryVille

Registrant State/Province:                   CA

Registrant Postal Code:                      94662

Registrant Country:                          United States

Registrant Country Code:                     US

Registrant Phone Number:                     +1.5105952002

Registrant Email:                            contact@myprivateregistration.com

Administrative Contact ID:                   B118582351230334

Administrative Contact Name:                 Admin PrivateRegContact

Administrative Contact Organization:         Private Reg US

Administrative Contact Address1:             P O Box 99800

Administrative Contact City:                 EmeryVille

Administrative Contact State/Province:       CA

Administrative Contact Postal Code:          94662

Administrative Contact Country:              United States

Administrative Contact Country Code:         US

Administrative Contact Phone Number:         +1.5105952002

Administrative Contact Email:                contact@myprivateregistration.com

Name Server:                                 YNS1.YAHOO.COM

Name Server:                                 YNS2.YAHOO.COM

Created by Registrar:                        MELBOURNE IT LTD

Last Updated by Registrar:                   MELBOURNE IT LTD

Domain Registration Date:                    Mon Jul 30 19:26:09 GMT 2007

Domain Expiration Date:                      Tue Jul 29 23:59:59 GMT 2008

Domain Last Updated Date:                    Mon Jul 30 19:26:18 GMT 2007

 

>>>> Whois database was last updated on: Sat Mar 22 2008

 


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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