Sunday, December 27, 2009

Response Concerning Recent Comment About Job Scams

Recently someone posted the comment below to the blog:

I got a similiar email on Dec. 23 with the subject: Secretary needed - $25/hour from
"Job Glamour" and it was signed Cynthia Kaufman
Human Resources Coordinator.
There was no company name so I searched her name and I found your blog. What is the point of it? Other than being a bother and getting me to go to a page that asked if I was interested in more education, nothing was gained. What is their scam?

They ask the question of what the scam is in a job offer that appears to be legitimate only to discover when you apply there's no job, no correspondence regarding more information about the job, where the job is located, or anything else.

The job scam offer seeks indeed to direct you to an opportunity to further your education but if you are thinking you are actually applying for a job and have an opportunity for a job by some swift and crafty wordsmith, you are being taken advantage of by supplying your name and address and personal information when all this company seeks to do is take advantage of what you are seeking, namely a job and baiting you with phone calls and emails regarding advancing your college coursework.

That to me is a scam, replacing one offer of a job for what seems to be good employment and excellent pay for your personal information and promise of helping you further your education.

More on this later.

Have a great week!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Career Networks Job Scam For Patient Service Representative Silver Lining Careers

Just when I thought I was finished with the crazy fake job offers courtesy of Career Networks, I get an offer to apply for a job as a Patient Services Representative. However, as always with Career Networks or this other alleged company, Silver Lining Careers which is just another colorful way of scamming you, nobody replies back with any answers to questions regarding where the job is located, what company is hiring, where the information submitted goes to (except a database of valid addresses and email accounts) or anything else relevant to a legitimate job offer. I do tire of these types of job offers where the fake company tries to look convincing when it's just not the case.

Here's my email verbatim except my email address:

Hi Xxxxxxxxx,

We wanted to let you know about a vacant Patient Service Representative position that has recently become available. This position is responsible for effective billing, problem solving and maintenance of financial computer records of all patients, and acts as an advocate for the patient in accordance with company policies and procedures for billing and account management.

This position offers $12.54 per hour entry rate, 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.

Good Luck,

Cynthia Kaufman
Director of Human Resources

I'm not sure how to stop these types of emails myself. I do question my loyal readership, has anyone had good luck from responding to something as generic as these types of emails? Or better yet, has anyone found anyone to reply with actual information and questions answered?

No, I didn't think so but I wanted to ask.

Comments anyone??