Friday, August 28, 2009

Career Networks Emails Fake Job Offers/Scams All The Time

One of the most popular career/job offer scams is Career Networks which also appears to be quite popular with the readers and visitors to this blog.

I haven't been able to check my email regularly for a few weeks since I'm trying to move into a new apartment and my parents do not have internet at home.

So here's an email for a supposedly sound job sponsored by the worst fake of job offers, Career Networks:

Hi Xxxxxx,

We wanted to let you know about a vacant Agent Service Representative position that has recently become available.

This position offers $13.00 to $16.00 an hour, plus benefits.

If you have been considering a career change, or, if you think this is a position you would like to fill, select the following link to access a more complete description and apply:

We will be awaiting your prompt response.

With Regards,

Barbara Fields
HR Coordinator

And most of us know you receive this type of email and it has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with a real life job opportunity in your area. It's more of a scam to get you to fill out personal information to harness email addresses and telephone numbers to spam you with offers to return to college or secure money for going back to college. If you give them a telephone number, you'll constantly be called by an automated message (like me since I fell victim to this scam myself) with offers to return the call to complete the steps of the application.

Here's another one from that ridiculous company Career Networks:

Dear Xxxxxxx,

A great Call Center Representative position has recently opened, and we thought it may interest you.

The Call Center Representative position offers $12.00/hour and up to $24k annual commission plus benefits.

If you are interested in pursuing a new career, or if you think you may be interested in the Call Center Representative position, follow the link below to get a complete description and an application to apply:

We will be looking for your response today.

Respectfully Yours,

Barbara Fields
General Office Manager

Please note the links above will not click on a valid reply for job offers. I did post the text of the email exactly as I received it from the Career Clowns but I modified the URL so my personal information would not show up to anyone who may dare defend this Career Network company as offering legitimate jobs.

I realize there may be some people who either surf the net to find out bad things people say about this company and I will allow them to have equal opportunities to post the praise in the comments.

But the majority of people who have posted comments far outrule any legitimate beliefs I have to Career Clows, errr, Career Networks. But the persistence of getting you to constantly click on links with offers where they never reply to your email to inquire on the job and finer details never ceases to amaze me.

Most of you do believe there are no real jobs to be had by any email from Career Networks, right?


Have a great weekend!!

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