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Readers Respond: Top Internet Job Search Job Scams

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There are a variety of internet job scams, ranging from fake jobs, to scams that try and collect your personal information, or ask you to send money or make purchases for them. Here's a list of online scams shared by About.com readers and if you are aware of a scam, please add it to the list.

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Here are the top 10 internet job search scam warning signs.

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Childrens Help Foundation - Email

Email is as follows: "Hello, At this time Childrens Help Foundation is looking for people for the vacancy of Donations processing/CSR. Childrens Help Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation who helps children and youth in different regions. So we need the responsible and punctual person who will take care of regional donations. It is well-paid partial vacancy. Applicant Qualifications: - US citizenship or work permission - full legal age - internet access - no criminal records - wish to help children and youth If you want to get more details about this openinig, please email us back to linda.thomas@childrenshelpmail.com .Have a good day! Linda Thomas, HR Manager, Childrens Help Foundation."
—Guest Christian

Job scam - Swift Poland Transportation

Advertised on Indeed.com a job as package handler - home position. Request name, address, phone number and email. Also requested photo. They did not ask for money. phone# 701 205 0908 and website transsw.org now unavailable. Example of their email "Hello Kenneth Perry, I have received your resume and I sent it to the headquarter office of our company. The main HR department endorsed your candidacy. I would like to congratulate you, but before you become our employee, you should download and sign an Employment Agreement. Just print it, sign it manually using pen. Please use scanner to scan agreement and sent back it to me. Please, check it carefully before signing. If you have any questions, let me know. Also, you can find "Job Description" file, attached to letter. If you not interesting in job with Swift Transportation, please inform to me..."
—Guest kenperry

I Knew Something Wasn't Right!

"Thank you for responding to our company's recent job posting on craigslist. We have reviewed over 15 applications and we have narrowed our selection down six. You are one of the six applicants.Now we have three positions available. We will give more specific details at the interview. Benefits Package: Medical, dental, vision, disability/life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flex medical spending plan, vacation/sick days. the position will require you to work in a high financial environment so it's our corporate policy that we do a financial verification check on all employees to verify applicant registration info. Its corporate policy that we have applicants sent through our link so we are compliant with the U.S employment standards act. Please copy and paste this link into your browser and complete the free report now: http://careerorgan.com/official.free.credit.report/id-012 Fill out the form and indicate that you want the free report. Print it out and bring a copy..."
—Guest Kryssie

Work Victory is Definitely a Scam

Yeah it's a scam alright. Norton blocked it right away! My guess is its a cookie to access your personal info on your hardriveheres what you get in the e-mail. "Thank you for your recent application for a position with Work Victory. Before processing your application further, you must finish an Online Assessment. This has to be finished within the next 7 days in order for your submission to get consideration for roles in Work Victory. To begin the application - - Log in at http://digg.com/u1WLYT - Select "Start Screening" link Warning - This Assessment invitation is only valid for one week. After this point the Assessment link will stop working. Your application with Work Victory will not be given consideration until the Internal Application has been completed. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - You must finish the Online Assessment in one sitting - it will take about two mins for completion. - Please be aware that we recently added an extra component to the assessment...."
—Guest bmeador

Don't Be Duped by Childrens Health

Below is a copy of the Job Scam that is out there targeting unemployed and underemployed people seeking a job to provide for themselves. Don't be duped! "Hello, Currently Childrens Help Foundation is searching for individuals for the post of Donations processing/CSR. Childrens Help Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation who helps children and youth in different states. So we need the responsible and punctual person who will take care of local donations. It is well-paid partial vacancy. Candidate Requirements: - US citizenship or work permission - full legal age - internet access - no criminal records - wish to help people If you want to get more detailed information about this openinig, please email us back to linda.thomas@childrenshelpmail.com . Have a bless day! Linda Thomas, HR Manager, Childrens Help Foundation."
—dmjordan

Work Victory Scam

I received an email just like those above. The problem is I've never heard of them nor have I applied for employment for them.
—Guest Kathy

Safe Online Job Searching??

So now we all know that Employed Success, Career 77, Childrens Help Foundation, Milmotech Co LTD, and many Personal Assistant e-mails are SCAMS. They will only change the names and continue trolling for naive victims. On-line job searching is frustrating enough without having to second guess every site or link. Which ones are legitimate and trustworthy?I now regret having posted my resume anywhere on line.
—cape.kitty

Childrens Help Network Scam

"Hi, Currently Childrens Help Foundation is looking for individuals for the post of Donations processing/CSR. Childrens Help Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation who helps children and youth in different regions. So we need the responsible and punctual person who will take care of local donations. It is well-paid part-time vacancy. Applicant Qualifications: - US citizenship or work permission - full legal age - internet access - no criminal records - wish to help people If you want to get more details about this openinig, please email us back to linda.thomas@childrenshelpmail.com . Have a great day! Linda Thomas, HR Manager, Childrens Help Foundation."
—Guest Anthony

Childrens Help Employment Scam 6/5/12

"At this time Childrens Help Foundation is searching for individuals for the post of Donations processing/CSR. Childrens Help Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation who helps children and youth in different regions. So we need the responsible and punctual person who will take care of local donations. It is well-paid part-time vacancy. Candidate Qualifications: - U.S.A citizenship or work permit - full legal age - internet access - no criminal offense or convictions - wish to help people If you want to get more detailed information about this offer, please email us back to linda.thomas@childrenshelpmail.com ."
—cape.kitty

Childrens Help Organization Scam

"At this time Childrens Help Foundation is searching for individuals for the post of Donations processing/CSR. Childrens Help Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation who helps children and youth in different regions. So we need the responsible and punctual person who will take care of local donations. It is well-paid part-time vacancy. Candidate Qualifications: - U.S.A citizenship or work permit - full legal age - internet access - no criminal offense or convictions - wish to help people If you want to get more detailed information about this offer, please email us back to linda.thomas@childrenshelpmail.com"
—cape.kitty

Scam -- Job 1338900435

"At this time Childrens Help Foundation is searching for people for the vacancy of Donations processing/CSR. Childrens Help Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation who helps children and youth in different regions. So we need the responsible and punctual individual who will take care of regional donations. It is well-paid part-time opening. Candidate Qualifications: - U.S.A citizenship or work permission - legal age - internet access - no criminal records - wish to help people If you want to get more detailed information about this openinig, please email us back to linda.thomas@childrenshelpmail.com Have a bless day! Linda Thomas, HR Manager, Childrens Help Foundation
—Guest Krista

Same but Different-- Text Message

I too am unemployed and looking for work and got a text message from my state unemployment representative today directing me to a website to fill out an application with 5 openings in my field and that it was mandatory that I do this right away. The link sent me to recruitchief.com and there were a series of questions to fill out on the 'application' one of which was your credit score. The site then directed me to two different credit reporting agencies (one of which was experian.com) I ended the thread there and called the 1-888 number on the 'application' and the voicemail recording answered 'Thank you for calling Employed Success'.
—Guest Elle

Employer-Network.com Scam

You recently went through the registration process for Employer Network. However, you have not yet fully completed the application process for the position. To complete this process and confirm your interest in the position, please use the link below to head over to Employer Network, and login with your username and password (also provided below).Employer-Network.com
—Guest Natalie

Childrens Help Foundation Scam 6/12

"Hi, If you have free time, wish to help children and want to earn more money so this offer is for you! We would like to introduce our business to you. Childrens Help Foundation is searching for people for the opening of Donations processing/CSR. Childrens Help Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation who helps children and youth in different states. That is why we need person who will help Childrens Help Foundation to take care of local donations. All you need is just have good organizational skills; US citizenship or work permit; legal age; internet access; no criminal offense or convictions and wish to help children and youth. It is well-paid part-time opening.To get more information about this offer from Childrens Help Foundation, please email us back to linda.thomas@childrenshelpfoundationmailsm.com . Hope to hear from you soon!Linda Thomas, HR Manager, Childrens Help Foundation.
—mzreddcpt2

Office Admin/Clerk-Needed (Montréal)

From: Art Gallery Subject: Re: Office Admin/Clerk-Needed (Montréal) "Thank you for sending your resume, Your interest about the job has been received. This might seem a little different from the Office Admin/Clerk position placed however it is due to the need for an urgent replacement for my Personal Assistant the Office Temp position was placed. I really need someone urgently to take up the position as my personal assistant and also help me with shipping, mailing and general errands. My name is Dennis Clay and Mr Chang Wu use to be my personal assistant and he just traveled back to his country (China) on an emergency. I would have loved to meet up with you to talk about this job, but I am currently away on business trip. I am currently in Australia so there will be no interview, till I get back to Canada in July, then we can meet and talk more about the future of the job as i would be setting up an art gallery and I can have you manage it..."
—Guest Jobseeker

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