Job and Recruiting Frauds and Scam Emails:
Using or Through Monster.com, Careerbuilder and Others
ORTHOBUILDER UK LIMITED / MedHunters Inc / ORTHOCRAFT UK LIMITED
Jobs websites in the U.S. and U.K. (and other countries) like Monster.com and
CareerBuilder.com can be an excellent, efficient way for job-seekers to find
employers and learn about new job openings. Unfortunately, it also is
being used by scammers to get your identity information or to scam you into an
MLM sales pitch. There are also scammers creating fake job notifications that
look like they came from Monster.com directly.
Have you received an email like the one below, claiming to be from (click
on the links for examples of the scam emails):
These appear to be nothing more than the AFF (Advance Fee Fraud), a money
transfer scam (see this page)
targeting residents of the U.S. and Canada. We're currently investigating these. We noticed a
pattern when our own staff started receiving them in the past week (mid-February
2007). We created a dummy resume with a fake contact address, phone and email
that we set up to receive the response.
CFR RECOMMENDS THAT YOU DO NOT
CONTACT THEM OR 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.
See this page for instructions
on how to protect your identity while using Monster.com!
Let Monster.com know that you are not happy about the deluge of emails
from this one company! We spoke with a Monster representative who advised that
you forward the emails to
You can also try filing a complaint with Monster.com, by going to this page:
http://my.monster.com/contactus.aspx and click on LiveChat - although
they'll probably just tell you to forward the email to the address above.
See the links above for examples!
Feedback from others:
March 28, 2007:
Ever since posting my resume online with Monster.com, Careerbuilders.com and
valleyjobfinder.com, I have consistantly received many "letters of interest"
from individuals or businesses either running scams or phishing for personal
However, one measure that I always take is to research the company or
individual that sent me the offending e-mail before following any included links
or offering any sort of personal information.
To date I have received approximately 45 such e-mails, and discovered that
ALL of them were either various scams or have various complaints filed against
them with the BBB.
I would like to personally thank you and members of this site as much of the
information regarding these shady operations were exposed and made available to
individuals such as myself on this site; thus giving me the tools needed to
avoid unscrupulous "offers" and focusing my efforts on legitimate 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