Wednesday, July 29, 2009

On-Fire Employment Commentary

Patricia wrote me a comment regarding On Fire Employment that I approved as a comment.

She said, "A friend living in a foreign country emailed me asking whether I'd requested a reference from her. She did not wish to write one without my consent.

I had not, but she wrote back, with details that it was On Fire Employment that had requested the reference. If this is a scam of sorts, why is someone checking up on backgrounds?"

So to answer her question, I don't know why this company On Fire Employment would be checking up on backgrouns for her.

I remain firmly convinced it's not a reptutable company.

Perhaps this company just wants to spam you and call you for Career Networks/On Fire Employment fake jobs and college information?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Anna Brooks Scam/

Recently I received an anonymous comment from a person who asked the following question:

Should I be worried if I sent in the application without doing the credit score, having given my address and name?

I would say if you didn't give a credit score to this company I'd believe you to be safe. I think this company is trying to get people to sign up for credit protection service and also either spam you via email or send snail mail marketing offers to your mailing address.

However, I don't have any proof of exactly what happens with applications submitted back to this fake Anna Brooks person.

Does anyone else have any experience or information they could share with this question above from one of the site visitors?

Any information I know would be welcomed by me and appreciated by this poster.

Thanks for stopping by tonight.

Just remember, be careful who for sure has your social security number.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

WWW.NABACAREERNOW.COM Is The Same Fake Job Offer By Email As Career Networks

I've already written on fake job offers by email on Craigslist, state job websites, and yahoo hot jobs. I won't write much except to say that is part of that same fake stupid job offering company as Career Networks.

You can read up on experiences with that company elsewhere within this same blog.

WWW.NABACAREERNOW.COM tends to write in the same format and email phrasing as all of those other fake jobs I receive in my inbox from Career Networks. If you receive any offer of employment from this company, choose wisely and delete the email immediately.

There aren't any such job offers that exist with this company or any part of Career Networks.

There ought to be a law...

Anyway, here's the verbatim email:

Hello John,

A Customer Service Representative position has recently opened, and we thought it may interest you.

The Customer Service Representative position offers great benefits and $15.50 to $18.50 per hour.

If a career change is something you are considering, or if this position is of interest to you, please follow the link below to a page that will provide you with a complete description and an opportunity to apply:

We will be expecting your prompt response later today.

Respectfully Yours,

S. Levine
General Office Manager

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Anna Brooks Scam/

Boy this Anna Brooks person has amazing rental properties all over. Despite asking for any information, she continually wishes to hound you to fill out a "Rental Application" and does not answer any email inquiries about her rental property itself.

Could it be she or he or it doesn't respond because they don't exist? I think so.

Here's a copy of the rental application verbatim:


First off, thank you for considering application to one of our quality rental units. Please read below to learn about our application screening process and what you can expect.

Application Process:

We offer application forms to everyone who inquires about the rental.

We review applications in the order they are received by us.

We may require up to 5 business days to verify information on the application; however, most applications are processed in 2-3 days.

If we are unable to verify information on the application, the application may be denied.


Complete Application:

Unless joint applicants are married, each must submit a separate application.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

We will accept the first qualified applicant(s).

Credit/Criminal/Public Records Check:

Negative reports may result in denial of application.

Any individual who is a current illegal substance abuser, or has been convicted of the illegal manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance, or of a felony may be denied of tenancy.

Screening Process:

We determine, based on the application, whether the applicant meets our screening guidelines.

We obtain a credit report, criminal records report, and public records report.


This is a rental application only and does not constitute acceptance of the applicant as a tenant, nor a rental agreement or tenancy relationship between the parties. A separate rental application is to be completed by each unmarried adult. Inaccurate or falsified information will be grounds for denial of the application.


1. APPLICANT NAME (last) ________________ (first) ____________ (middle) ______

DATE OF BIRTH __________________ TELEPHONE # _______________


CITY ____________________________________ STATE ______________ ZIP ___________

RESIDENCE DURATION: years: ______ months: _____ MONTHLY PAYMENT ___________



Like most companies today, we require a recent Credit Score. This is only to do a criminal background check and keep our tenants safe. We will only speak to renters with a credit report from 'My Rental Credit Score' because we have seen many fraudulent reports. This is a well known company for and should garner some trust.

You can get the free report here:

Applicant Credit Score:


Why are you leaving your current residence?

How did you find out about our rental? newspaper ____ drive-by ____ word of mouth other __

Do you intend to have house pets at this residence? ____ Yes No If yes, what kind & how many of each Do you smoke? Yes No

Do you intend to use a water bed at this residence? Yes No

Have you been evicted in the last 5 years? Yes No

If so, please explain the circumstances

Have you ever filed a petition in bankruptcy? Yes No

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor? ____ Yes No

If so, please explain the circumstances


This release will constitute my consent and authority to examine statements and information regarding my background.

I understand that I acquire no rights in a rental unit until I sign a Rental Agreement on the rental unit (noted above) to be held in accordance with the Rental Agreement.

I declare the foregoing to be true under penalty of perjury. I agree that the Landlord may terminate any agreement entered into in reliance on any misstatement made above.

I understand that my rent will commence upon the date of approval of my rental application and the availability of the dwelling, whichever occurs later.

If I am submitting this form via email, I understand that typing my name on the signature line below constitutes an electronic signature.

Electronic Signature of Applicant:


Before you go through all the trouble of giving this email address your applicant credit score consider this company is not legitimate. I believe this type of scam serves two purposes. One to get lots of personal information from you that would be valuable to steal your identity. Secondly that credit score service they require you to use because they "have seen many fraudulent reports" just doesn't bode well in my opinion.

Also, this Anna Brooks likes this company because it "is a well known company for and should garner some trust."

If you google "Anna Brooks" you will see that this individual or company somehow gets revenue by persons also choosing to receive a credit score and credit protection service from

I used the words in quotes since they directly came from the Rental Application.

I'm sure this Anna Brooks scam is up to no good whatsoever either. I won't promise to defend someone who really thinks these CraigsList rental properties or Anna Brooks is up to a legitimate business practice either.

Just delete the email and move on to some other rental units or at least a property manager that is more trustworthy.

Thanks for stopping by tonight.

Have a great week!!

Julie Mathews Prime Insurance Money Transfer Agent Job Scam

Sometimes I feel a need to defend my blog against those who may not share my beliefs of the legitimacy of companies that email me regarding job offers.

One case is the comment regarding Prime Insurance Company I fully believe to be a scam and not a company I'd choose for fake employment.

Here are the comments I approved verbatim to be posted from an anonymous poster earlier tonight on the original Prime Insurance Money Transfer Agent Job Scam on this blog.

See below:

I hear them being accused of a scam - does anyone have facts? What are they scamming? Has anyone lost money?

They have a phone and fax number. The phone number has an answering machine.

They made a deposit to my checking account, and it was verified by my bank.

Does abyone have any facts rather just than fears and opinions?

To be fair and answer the questions they posted...I don't really need to back up my claim that this company is fake. If you use google you can type in "Prime Insurance" or "Julie Matthews" or both. You will pull up complete other forums showing the complete reasons to justify why this job offer is not legitimate.

I see no reason whatsoever to sign up for a job offer that is fake to prove a point that it is fake. Quite possibly I'd run the risk of losing money accepting fake deposits into my checking or savings banking accounts when the funds are not legitimate.

If anyone firmly believes this offer or this company to be legitimate, please by all means use the company and feel free to report back to this blog or post elsewhere of your success stories. I'm sure we'd all like to hear about it.

Facts for you to consider:

(1) Prime Insurance company emails were from a hotmail or gmail account with problems in the phrasing of the email. The email supposedly comes from a Julie Mathews but the email address name and email is a totally different individual.

(2) I don't think just because a company has a telephone number and fax machine makes it a legitimate company. A website for the company, well written information, and truthful information goes a long way to show the company is reputable.

(3) Despite several email attempts back to the alleged Julie Mathews at various email addresses used to attempt to entice me to work for this fake company, I have never received any correspondence from the alleged "company" to prove the company is not fraudulent. If this fake company was wanting to instill confidence toward a potential applicant, they would choose to respond to my email for additional information about the company instead of ignoring my requests.

Read more about what some people believe about the scamming intents of the company by going here and read up on page #2 as well.

I also will state there isn't a lot known about persons who lose money to scam emails. I firmly believe continued education is key to avoid losing money from these companies. I'll say it again, I don't have to lose my own valuable money in a scam to know when it's one right before me.

Any and all other persons who have made excellent money are more than welcome to reply to comments on the blog and share your stories. I just don't see how you can do anything but LOSE money with scams like these circulating into your email service.

To date, I haven't found anyone that has really "earned" money from Prime Insurance and this alleged "Julie Mathews" HR representative.

Fake, Fake, Fake is Prime Insurance with the offers of a "Work At Home Money Transfer Agent".

I may just continue to post comments from those who believe the company is legitimate, but I am starting to find myself not willing to defend my position of why I believe companies are running a scam.

Anyone else have any comments?

Have you had success stories with the Prime Insurance Work At Home Money Transfer Agent job?

Please feel free to share comments.

Have you been scammed and want to enlighten the readers of this blog?

Please also feel free to share your comments as well.

Thanks for stopping by again.

Anna Brooks Scam/

Thanks to two people so far who also see the fake connection between Anna Brooks and for Rental Property Connections.

I'll post more on her later. Funny thing, this Anna Brooks emailed me back the same email as before when I again asked her with a reply of the location of her rental apartment in Pensacola, Florida.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Rental Property Connections

Hello everyone, welcome back.

I apologize for being away for several days but I was completing interviews, panel interviews, and telephone interviews for a position I was interested in very much but unfortunately or fortunately, I didn't actually get the job.

I found that out yesterday. While I am a little disappointed I didn't meet the "personality standards" that were being checked by the panel interview, I realize I can't be anything more than honest to myself and give the outward appearance of honesty and integrity.

If the panel interviewers found that to not be a match to a model employee they seek, so be it. I just have to be me and keep my own personality rather than pretend to buy into the one they are apparently searching for in this position.

I was certainly looking for places to live also during this time which was also a little bit frustrating on my parent's computer. My dad had originally had high speed internet at a cost of $19.95 and then suddenly decided he didn't want to pay that much for high speed internet and canceled the service.

He then decided about a week later that he wanted access to the internet since he enjoys the news and has very little news of national of world interest on over the air broadcast television.

So he goes back and installs one of the dial up providers software but can't connect to the modems of this provider for some reason.

I should also say he has a Mac instead of a windows based PC which I admit makes things rather difficult trying to get things to work and configure properly.

After some troubleshooting, I found out the reasons for his problems with dial up using the software on a Mac computer. I was able to get him dialed into the service but the speeds very much pale in comparison to faster internet service.

Which brings me to my next point, (I really do have one after all that blather) is beware of most CraigsList advertisements either for jobs or rental property. My commentators regarding CraigsList job ads that aren't really job ads continue to be welcome, but I must state CL for the most part isn't an ideal place to look for an apartment either.

I know there are certainly some honest people out there posting rental property for rent and sale but there are still what appear to be strong scams out there looking to bilk people out of personal information for no reason whatsoever.

I read an advertisement including wonderful pictures for an apartment for rent that seemed quite legitimate and supposedly in a nice area of town but for some reason the person advertising the rental unit didn't say where in Pensacola the apartment was located.

Usually this is my first concern when looking at a potential apartment for rent. I don't want to be living in a crime ridden area nor do I want to have my morning and afternoon commute for work tied up in extreme traffic zones where work is on one side of town and home is completely on the other far distant side of town.

I would provide an online link to the property described but someone thankfully has flagged it as not a real location for rent.

So in this case, I simply email the person who is using an email address of something like for any inquiries. No telephone number or real name in the rental listing.

I simply in this case asked the individual at the email address that I'm interested in learning more about the rental property. I ask if the person would tell me where this rental unit is located. I include a link from Craigslist for that particular advertisement in the email I send back and give my full name and telephone number.

Later, in a few short hours I receive an email like below, using bold text for emphasis:

Anna Brooks Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 1:02 AM
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Hi and thank you for your interest,

My inbox was flooded yesterday with inquiries so I'll do my best to answer some of the questions:

1) Cable, wireless internet, heat, water, and electricity are included in the monthly rental fee.

2) The security deposit amount depends on your credit score.

3) Move-in can begin as early as next month.

4) I haven't gotten around to taking more pictures yet but I will be taking groups of interested parties for showings later this week.

Due to the overwhelming response I've included a preliminary rental application for any interested parties. I only want to converse with people who are serious about actually moving into this property. So if you are interested in a showing and further information, please fill out the attached application and email it to me so that I can get back to you soon.

I've attached the application. Please reply with the application
or copy and paste the answers onto the reply email.

This will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis. This is the last unit I have unfortunately.

I look forward to hearing from you,
Anna Brooks

Okay, I'm back again now. Notice there's nothing in the email answering my only question regarding the actual location of the rental unit.

Also funny this alleged individual with the attachment asks you to complete a request for a credit score on the application with a company they only trust,

Sure this company supposedly offers you a free credit report. But it also appears to sell a service that will supposedly help fix problems and errors on your credit report.

I just wouldn't do it. Besides, if a landlord really had property for rent, I'd tend to think this individual would pull their own credit report or rental history in some other manner rather than asking you to enter a credit score.

Notice this comment:

Our ability to rent and the amount of deposit we charge is determined by your credit report. We will only speak to renters with a credit report from My Credit Score because we have seen many fraudulent reports. This is a well known company and should garner some trust.

Just interesting mind you. I decided to delete the full reply of the email because I know for sure there's no rental property. It's just some "person" trying to sell a credit repair service.

Just another one of the many scams out there on the internet for unsuspecting individuals.

Be careful as always everyone...thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Exposing The Email Scams Update Soon

I apologize giving regular updates lately to this blog.

It is still very important to get the word out regarding fake job scams and offers that are regularly sent to email boxes.

I'm actually in the job market and have had several interviews lately for positions certainly outside of the email offers I receive that are not legitimate.

I'll do my best to get an update very shortly.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great week!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Scam Career Network/Three Stars Incorporated

Wow, so much to write about regarding Three Stars Incorporated and its other numerous fake websites. I'll have to post more later today about them.

Until then, here's a WFTV out of Orlando, Florida video segment I found while researching this scam company further.

More coming up. Feel free to join in the comments with any information you may wish to share with other readers of this blog.

Have a great weekend!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Prime Insurance Company Scam...Request For Feedback

One of my readers, Karen in Florida posted an anonymous comment regarding Prime Insurance Company and the scam. She asked the following on her approved comment to the blog:

Looking to hear from anyone who has actually had experience with performing their transactions as instructed?
Karen, in FL

Can anyone post anything in comments back about her question regarding performing transactions for the fake job opportunity?

Anything posted will be approved to hopefully give Karen and others new insight to this company.

Thanks for stopping by today.