Potential employment scam.

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Potential employment scam.

Postby GeminiShamrock » Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:56 pm

Here lately, I've been looking for a better job. I'm trying to find something that's best for me. I thought there was something I could do when someone sent me a job offer. They asked for my full legal name and my phone number. (First mistake/clue.) I sent it because, well, it could still be legit. I got a response with a contract and and it was asking for my bank info to "start the probationary process". So I did some investigation and discovered that it wasn't legit. The "company" is called OF-Company. They had a website that's "really hard" to access. I think they just want all your personal information and bank account. If you ever get an email from someone named "Veronica Stephenson" or "Ann Green", don't reply. Just delete.

You're welcome in advance.

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Re: Potential employment scam.

Postby JamesPup » Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:12 pm

I get mail like this every day. I always get the fake "you won money" scammers. I called one of them and it was some African with terrible reception on his cell phone. There seems to be nothing that will stop these people. I think the only option is to create a new e-mail and never give out your e-mail to anyone suspicious. I think Facebook or MySpace gave my e-mail to people as I have no other clue how others got it. Or it could have been porn sites.
What seems to be the officer problem?
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Re: Potential employment scam.

Postby GeminiShamrock » Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:22 pm

JamesPup wrote:I get mail like this every day. I always get the fake "you won money" scammers. I called one of them and it was some African with terrible reception on his cell phone. There seems to be nothing that will stop these people. I think the only option is to create a new e-mail and never give out your e-mail to anyone suspicious. I think Facebook or MySpace gave my e-mail to people as I have no other clue how others got it. Or it could have been porn sites.
I don't know how they got my professional email address, but they got it. It's kind of like they're trolling legitimate job search sites like Monster or Career Builder. Anyway, it irritates me.
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Re: Potential employment scam.

Postby JamesPup » Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:56 am

You may just be right, it may be Career Builder and maybe SnagAJob. I spent lots of time at these places trying to get a job but all fails. Either way there are too many losers trying to scam people. I wrote an episode idea about this with Butters being pushed by Cartman to answer one of these and that he traveled to Africa too. This does need some light as it is total bullsh*t.
What seems to be the officer problem?
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Re: Potential employment scam.

Postby GeminiShamrock » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:45 am

JamesPup wrote:You may just be right, it may be Career Builder and maybe SnagAJob. I spent lots of time at these places trying to get a job but all fails. Either way there are too many losers trying to scam people. I wrote an episode idea about this with Butters being pushed by Cartman to answer one of these and that he traveled to Africa too. This does need some light as it is total bullsh*t.
You should send that episode idea to Trey and Matt. XD
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Re: Potential employment scam.

Postby mo303564 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:56 pm

Oh no! no! no! NEVER give ANYONE your banking information until you have been hired and the company has asked for Direct Deposit!! It might be a "Real" company....but I have been myself contacted by some, and they are companies that want to RIP YOU OFF!! They will pry you in with a 'good' job offer...then almost immediately hire you....and then will ask for a lot of vaulable info. IF the offer is too good to be true...IT IS!!

You NEVER give a company:

A) Your Social Security Number
B) Your Banking Information
C) Your Credit Score

*A can be done if you know the company is legit and accredided like for ex...Wal-Mart or Fidelity Investments (just examples) but NOT for some fancy Top Shop without first going to the store and asking a manager if it is truly necessary for the application*
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Re: Potential employment scam.

Postby mo303564 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:59 pm

Craigslist, Monster, and CareerBuilder....while GOOD sites to look on for jobs....you have to be extremely weary because there are scammers out there on those sites. If you want a more "Secure" website...try "Indeed". They are great! :) Also search for speciality websites for jobs.
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Re: Potential employment scam.

Postby GeminiShamrock » Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:30 pm

mo303564 wrote:Craigslist, Monster, and CareerBuilder....while GOOD sites to look on for jobs....you have to be extremely weary because there are scammers out there on those sites. If you want a more "Secure" website...try "Indeed". They are great! :) Also search for speciality websites for jobs.
I'll definitely remember that next time. Thanks.
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