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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Preying On The Job Seeker 10

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As a expert on applying for jobs over the internet - I’ve come to believe that some of the JOBS POSTED ON THE JOB BOARDS may be bogus.

By planting job ads - a lof of information can be gleaned about whose out there looking - from the data job hunters voluntarily disclose.

Check out THIS JOB AD (or this saved SCREENSHOT of it) at NET TEMPS.

It says the staffing company is in Mumbai, India.


I called the number listed and was met with a recording that said it’s disconnected, then tried to find the place using Net-Temps’ links that led to a dead end.

I think I found the place’s website and a working number for them on the internet, so gave it a call.  The guy claimed to be the one who placed the Net-Temps ad, but had me email my resume to somebody else at a different domain - ANOTHER OVERSEAS FIRM. Then he asked me a few questions including requesting my social security number.

If you don’t see any warning signs yet - you’re not paying attention.

Here’s a snip from an email with tons of typos - another dead giveaway it’s probably bogus:

We have an excellent job opportunity with one of our client.

Full Legal Name as in Driving License/ Passport

ktop Support // 6, months // Louisville,KY

Windows XP,Vista,7Knowledge is required

So they got a “job opportunity with one of their client” eh?

Any idea what kstop support is?  Maybe they mean “desktop.”

I’ll pass on applying for both jobs.

Don’t forget - never, ever give your social security number, or driver’s license number, away.

And always be vigilant.

Remember, as a desparate and vulnerable job seeker - it’s easy to let your guard down and get suckered into revealing personally identifiable information or having scammers talk you into giving them your money.

More Preying on the job seeker articles:

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