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10/31/08

Wow Amy Winhams is a busy little scammer on craigslist

For a bit of background information about this type of scam click on the link to my first post about this scam. Also this scam is nation wide, these scam ads are examples taken from the Massachusetts part of craigslist.

http://listofscams.blogspot.com/2008/10/job-ad-scams-on-craigslist.html

Full Time Retail Sales Consultant South Coast (South Coast)
Reply to: craighannah040@gmail.com [?]
Date: 2008-10-31, 7:19PM EDT


Fast growing organization Requires outspoken individual

For long-term job All applicants must be comfortable working with computers And needs to keep a down to earth view on their job

Training provided Must be able to follow all directions and meet deadlines. Don't hesitate to jump on this amazing opportunity

$14 per hour plus commission bonuses on hitting targets

* 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: 901141237
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from Amy Winjams
to @gmail.com
date Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 9:04 PM
subject AuthMedia job application (second stage) Re: Full Time Retail Sales Consultant South Coast (South Coast)
mailed-by gmail.com

hide details 9:04 PM (1 minute ago)


Reply


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
http://tinyurl.com/3lxyyv

Once you have received your report please send it along with your
current cv to our human resources department jobs@authmedia.com

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)

9 comments:

  1. I received the exact same response letter with the request for my credit report from authmedia from a Jessica Cooper claiming to work in human resources. Thankfully their weblink (jobs@authmedia.com) did not work, but the situation definately needs to be handled with caution. Totally bullshit.

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  2. Thank you. I responded to a similar job posting on craigslist and received an almost identical email wanting my credit report. I thought it seemed odd so I decided to Google the company before I did anything and found your blog. You saved me a major headache!

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  3. Me, too! Same thing...thought it might be a real job, sent my resume, and then they wanted my credit report! I knew better, looked it up, and here we are! What crap!

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  4. I just got one too from Jessica Cooper. I got suspicious when the email asked me to do a credit check. Did anyone report this?

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  5. I didn't report it..should we just have it flagged on craigslist? It's sad because we were smart enough to kow that this is a scam, but desperate people might not think as clearly about it and do it. I wonder what type of info these people are trying to steal exactly? I will flag mine!

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  6. Yes by all means flag it. As far as I know that is the only way to notify craigslist of the scam. Since I found similar ads I have flagged them. Hopefully craigslist will pay attention.

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  7. same thing over here in hawaii. will be flagging, for sure.

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  8. Same thing happened to me today! From Craigslist of course...I thought it seemed odd so I decided to Google the company before I did anything and found your blog.
    Thanks !!!!

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