Unsolicited Job Emails - Example: Liberty National Recruiting
Do you receive job offers or requests for job interviews (out of the blue) from Liberty National Recruiting or other companies you don't know? It's no surprise if you do.
A company that calls itself "Liberty National Recruiting" or simply "Liberty National" is bombarding people who place their resumes on the jobs websites (like Monster.com) with emails claiming to offer jobs. The email is very vague and ambiguous. The company is sending the emails to people who post resumes on job boards, particularly Monster.com, apparently with little regard to the person's resume or stated career goals. They can avoid meeting a legal definition of Spam because, by posting your resume, you have agreed to be contacted, even if your career path has nothing in common with the jobs they are offering! See below:
Liberty National Recruiting
Here's what we have discovered:
Although they hide their true identity behind the name "Liberty National Recruiting", making them sound like a traditional recruiting company, or simply "Liberty National", we've discovered they're part of Liberty National Life Insurance Company, which is owned by Torchmark Corporation.
How to stop the spam emails from Liberty
They didn't respond to our phone or email requests to stop spamming. The "unsubscribe" link did nothing for us. You may complain to Monster.com; click here for their complaint form.
We recommend you file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau, it is free and easy to do online. Just fill out the simple form on this page: https://odr.bbb.org/odrweb/public/GetStarted.aspx If you get a security announcement, just click OK and then "next" and fill out the form with the information from Liberty's email!
What do people think about the company?
See this comments, both pro and con, on Rippoffreport. The jobs may be real and legitimate, although there seem to be a number of complaints about it (see the previous link). The complaints we received are that the emails are unsolicited, repeatedly sent, and are unrelated to any likely interest, given the recipient's career path.
If you have any experience with Liberty National Recruiting, please email us to tell us about it!
Examples of the unsolicited emails received and reports from recipents:
The recipient says: I listed my resume on Monster.com and I have received at least one email daily from this company. They change slightly each day, but are basically the same.)
Another visitor writes (February 2, 2010):
Another visitor defends the company (October 24, 2009):
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