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Readers Respond: Top Internet Job Search Job Scams

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Financial Support Agent Scam Email

This is definitely a scam because I signed up for it from a jobsite website. I was looking a for new job. I sent my c.v to endless companies but had no response. This one came along and I thought nothing of it and then I sent my details and got the phony job. Then the bank rang me and told me it's a scam.
—Guest melissa

Parcel Shipping Scam

After month of job seeking with little luck, got this today: "Your resume was found in CareerBuilder database and we believe that your experience and skills would perfectly fit for the full-time position of Delivery operator that needs to be fulfilled. The details are as follows : Type of employment: Full-time (Part-time) The following is required: * Previous experience with Adobe Acrobat Reader and Microsoft Office * Basic computer skills * Basic user level knowledge about household and kitchen appliances and electronics. * Ability to carry parcels weighing up to 1-45 lbs During your employment you are to accept parcels at your address, repack and reship it to the customer. If you match requirements mentioned and are interested in this vacancy, please reply us back. Our Human Resources Manager will contact you to arrange an interview soon..."
—Guest Bummed job seeker

Parker Healthcare

I just did a one hour online interview, and I agree they are very intricate with details. However, they began to ask for personal information, and the time we met it was strange, so I say scam.
—Chark31

Goldmansachs Scam

"Welcome to goldmansachs the company, i believe you are here for the job briefing/interview. As we proceed further with the briefing and interview, you will get to know more about the opening position THE POSITIONS AVAILABLE ARE : data entry, office assist, admin clerk, auditing, book keeping, customer care, Executive assist, payroll clerk, medical biller, Receptionist, typist clerk, front desk, others etc.."
—Guest lele

Miss E.Johnson (hrmanagers606@gmail.com)

"We have found your CV at totaljobs.com. Our Company is looking for dynamic individuals to join the team of Financial Support Agent which is available instantly. Our Firm is currently searching for independent agents who will introduce our Enterprise in different regions. This is a rare opportunity to receive a unique experience of working as a part of a professional team, in addition to servicing influential clients and starting up solid business relationships. This is a remote position; all tasks and documents are provided through a web panel at our corporate server, which you will be logging into over the Internet, from your computer. No particular software or hardware is required. This job does NOT expect any sales, promotion or cold calling. Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent; Be a competent PC user with Internet Access; Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and verbal; You must be a self-starter and able to complete tasks with minimal supervision..."
—Guest betta

Financial Support Agent Scam

"Hello Dear Candidate, Having seen your CV that we gained from a staffing agency, we'd like to offer you a job. Presently, we are seeking to fill a part-time position of Financial Support Agent with our company. If you are interested in possessing new expertise, starting a new career or simply receiving a better compensation, we would be pleased to take you on. We provide one month paid training period. During this period, you receive unlimited on-line training and support. A personal supervisor will be assigned to guide your training. At the end of the training period your personal supervisor will make the final decision whether or not to extend a permanent offer. Your salary during the training period will be GBP 1,500 per month plus 8% commission from each transaction. Total income, with the current volume of clients, will be about GBP 4,500 per month. After the training period, your base salary will increase to GBP 3,000 per month, plus 8% commission...."
—Guest Melissa

Income - Lea Fisher Scam

I received this same email. I figured it was a scam since I never heard of this woman and/or never provided my email address to her. "Hello, Please email me if you want to make some extra money. You can work in your spare time at your own place. You will need to have available computer(or tablet) and internet access."
—Guest Jessica

Additional Info - PARKER HEALTHCARE SCAM

I wanted to also add from my last post. These people are using Indeed.com website to find candidates for their scam. Indeed.com is a reputable jobsite that many employers use to find help. The currently still have help wanted ads on Indeed.com
—Guest WW

Parker Healthcare Scam/ USV Healthcare

These people are thorough. They take info from the real websites and try to make it believable. They ask you for an online interview through Yahoo IM and then proceed with verifiable info to rope you in. But if it seems too good to true it is. They would not give me references or a phone number. The funny part is they text me using the name USV Healthcare after I sat through a 2 hour interview supposedly for Parker Healthcare. Yes, I feel like an idiot. But these people are good. This is a very elaborate scam. Just know that no one is going to hire you through and IM. People are in such need for jobs and if some people are not careful, they will fall for this. Please do your homework people and use your head and trust your first instinct.
—Guest WW

Personal Assistant to Gallery Owner Scam

I have fallen for that one. Personal Assistant needed for man setting up a Gallery in Australia. So plausible that I sent him my C.V. He advertised via Elance. Name: Jonathan Coker.
—scammmed

lfisher@zimada.com Scam

"Hello, Please email me if you want to make some extra money. You can work in your spare time at your own place. You will need to have available computer(or tablet) and internet access..."
—Guest kaitlyn

new.job.proposition43@gmail.com Scam

Scam I received today. After stating I had a job, the email ending with the line, "For more detailed information regarding the job offer, please write to us at new.job.proposition43@gmail.com Respectfully, Bobbi Power..."
—Guest lynne

F.S. Agent Scam

"Greetings Dear Candidate, Your curriculum vitae was provided and reviewed by a staffing agency. An opening that may fit your experience is being offered. We would like to propose you a new vacancy of F.S. Agent which is accessible instantly. Our Company is actively hiring independent agents who will represent our Firm in different regions. This is an unusual opportunity to acquire a special experience of working as a part of a professional group, as well as servicing influential clients and starting up strong business relationships. This is an outlying position; all appointments and documents are provided through a web panel at our corporate server, which you will be connecting to over the Internet, from your computer. No specific software or hardware is required. This job does NOT expect any sales, promotion or cold calling. Requirements from you: Be a competent PC user with Internet Access; Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and verbal; You must be a self-starter..."
—Guest Sarah H

Income--Lea Fisher

"Hello, Please email me if you want to make some extra money. You can work in your spare time at your own place. You will need to have available computer(or tablet) and internet access. Best regards, Lea Fisher" Is that a scam as well? {Note from the editor: Many, many readers have reported receiving identical scam emails.}
—Guest Jennifer

choice.one.service@gmail.com Scam Alert

"This vacancy is offered on a probationary period (first month) basis. You will receive training and online support while working and being paid. Base salary is $2,300 per month during the Trial Period + 8% commission from each successfully handled payment. Total income is about $4,500 per month. After the first 30 days your base salary will be increased up to $3,000 a month. If we sparked your interest, please, contact us at choice.one.service@gmail.com for getting more details. Please, complete the form below as a part of your return email..."
—Guest that user

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