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Craigslist job scams

January 30th, 2009 at 09:20 am

I have been looking for a full time positon for a long time now. When we needed a new receptionist at work, we put an ad on Craigslist and it went great. But since I have been seeking employment, I have been amazed at the scams on Craigslist! One time apparently my resume went into a big pool for a temp agency. On this last one, they were seeking a position for a market research place. They sent me an email saying I had to follow a link to take an efficiency test. No problem. I clicked on the link and was directed to this: http://www.alphatricorp.com/s305cv.html. Gee, who wants a Wendy's gift card. Very aggervating. There was even a listing from a job seeker, begging REAL employers to list thier phone numbers, so we could call and check to see if it is a scam or not before we reply. I'm sure it won't happen, but it was worth a try!!

5 Responses to “Craigslist job scams”

  1. Koppur Says:

    It's so frustrating. Frown

  2. Amber Says:

    That sucks, I would be a little annoyed as well. Good luck

  3. reginaastralis Says:

    In our local newspaper, I am shocked by the amount of job scams in it. My mom looks over the ads every Sunday and calls me with ones she thinks I would be interested in and I always have to explain to her that certain ones are scams.

  4. Teena in Toronto Says:

    I check out the jobs on Craigslist sometimes too ... tons of scams!

  5. Deborah T. Says:

    I am in the same boat looking for a position and having to use Craig's List as well. I look up the the companies in the phone book if their name is in part of the email address to "send your resume". In the mean time, I am designing products for a company written up in our local newspaper and have been with them for over a year, and have received four checks already for my own designs.... www.zazzle.com/orglioness

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