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Fraud in Online Job Listings

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FYI...

 

- http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/17/technolo...print&position=

May 17, 2004

E-COMMERCE REPORT

"HELP WANTED: money launderer.

Online job sites like Monster.com, CareerBuilder and HotJobs have given employers another way to find workers, but it turns out that crime rings are making use of the sites, too. In a recent swindle, for instance, credit card thieves found unwitting money launderers through Monster.com, then left their "employees" on the hook for thousands of dollars in debts and possible criminal liability when the fraud was discovered. The aftermath has left the victims angry at the job sites, which have been forced to defend their screening procedures, while also acknowledging their vulnerability to criminals...Monster vigorously denies accusations that it is lax in screening for fraud...The other two leading job-posting sites, HotJobs, which is owned by Yahoo Inc., and CareerBuilder.com, also use a combination of people and technology to detect fraudulent listings...it may be impossible to find the criminals, since they are based in Ukraine, where the payments were sent..."

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People that fall for this ain't too bright. They fail to grasp the concept of "something that is too good be true, probably is"

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I have a good story similar to online job sites.

 

I got called by "someone" on the phone on X-Mas Day telling me he saw my resume on the computer and wanted me to come for an interview immeadiately! First of all I never posted a resume on any website, so I asked the guy on the other end of the line what type of job was it and what was the company name. The guy became enraged and said "you sound like you don't want to work, and don't "uhg" me" LoL, so I decided to have some fun w/ the prick on the other end of the phone, and I told him I had his # and I was gonna have his company checked out, he cracked and said to me "your attitude is going to get you no where, this is an insurance company in whatevertown, whateverstate and if you do track us we'll be gone before they can even find us".

 

Anyway, I kept it short, somewhere in the conversation he asked for my SS# and correct spelling of my Last name, ect. ect. and I do believe I coughed the word "scam" somewhere in the conversation too. So if it's not online it's right on your own phone, scammers! I now have that "do not call" feature which works for S#$* and a stronger version of Caller ID which blocks some. I especially like the collect calls I get once in a while from dude's in prison, those are always fun...

 

Bermy :techsupport:

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