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Collectors and Support Staff South Coast (South Coast)
Reply to: [?]
Date: 2008-10-22, 10:54PM EDT

Quick paced business Looking for high-energy applicant
For long-term position Candidate must have at least entry level computer skill And a down to earth mentality
Hiring not based on prior experience Following directives is key to this role Ability to hit all deadlines Don't think twice
$15 - $19 dollars per hour based on experience

• Location: South Coast
• Compensation: ask
• Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
• Please, no phone calls about this job!
• Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
PostingID: 889908151

Amy Winjams

date Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 12:45 PM

subject AuthMedia job application (second stage) Re: Collectors and Support Staff South Coast (South Coast)

hide details 12:45 PM (1 minute ago)

Thank you for having interest and taking the time to reply to our job
opening here at Auth Media. We are pleased to tell you that you have
been selected into the final screening process

This job will be a rewarding and profitable career choice and we offer
our employees the best salary and health packages available. We
believe a happy worker is the key to a growth oriented company.

As part of our routine background check on all employees we require
all applicants who have reached this stage to do a routine credit
check to verify your details.

This check is totally free to you and all details are totally confidential.
Please note: We can not and will not use any bad credit to deny your
application (your credit is not important to us), this is simply to
verify your employment history and Social Security number.

To get your free credit report we suggest using this provider

Once you have received your report please send it along with your
current cv to our human resources department

Once again thanks for your interest in the position, we look forward
to working with you in the near future.

Amy Winjams (human resources dept Auth Media)


  1. I think it's a scam, I got the same return email.

  2. Hello Sean, if you look at my other blog entries you will see how this scam works. They want you to do a credit check and send them results. When a company does a background credit check they do not receive certain information. When a consumer does a credit check on themselves they receive they get all their credit information. This scam wants the consumer credit report because it will have identifying things like your social security number and other identifying information like your past address's as if you request it your credit score. Check out my other blog entries for more details.

  3. I am SO glad that I checked out "Auth Media", as I never heard of this company, and was directed to this blog. I also got the "second stage" email but the red flags went up as soon as they asked me for my credit report. It's too bad in a time that people are struggling to find employment that there are people who would take advantage.

  4. I received the same email/reply from them. I'm in the Tallahassee/Jacksonville area. How sad! People are legitimately looking for jobs and online searches are flooded with spam these days! Craigslist,, yahoo jobs have all disappointed me!

  5. How sad! I received this same reply after emailing them about a job...People are legitimately trying to find jobs and the internet is FLOODED with scams and spam.

    Craigslist, yahoo jobs and even have all disappointed me.

  6. Yip, This is a scam alright. I applied for a job in western colorado and got the same reply from Jessica Cooper!

  7. Yip, This is a scam alright. I applied for a job in western colorado and got the same reply from Jessica Cooper!

  8. I got the same e-mail for Auth Media requesting a credit check and sending it to them. Naturally I googled the company and found this blog. It's a shame that people can get away with this.

  9. I also received the same email, NO WAY! Employers have access to public records through their own background checks and credit reports. too bad, sounded like a cool job :]

  10. I always google companies before sending my resume if possible, but you can no do that very often on Criagslist, so I applied and got the same email. NEVER give your social out!

  11. I just got an email from these folks. They are now saying to "not" send your credit report. They link to what appears to be a phishing site for

    Shady folks. I discussed it here


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