Job seekers beware of gmail addresses on Craig's List

Job seekers beware of gmail addresses on Craig's List

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    Job seekers beware of gmail addresses on Craig's List

    Heads up for anyone looking for work on craigslist:

    If an employment ad has you reply to a gmail address, check it out carefully. You'll probably be sent a link to a "HR site" or "job board" to complete the application.

    There IS no application. It's an info collection site for SPAMMers and scammers.

    This appears to be all over the country.
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    Whenever I see a gmail address now I open another tab and google it.

    For instance, this ad is in the nooga CL now:

    Loading, unloading and driving a box truck. Inspecting materials. Receiving and recording COD payments. Restocking all returns in the warehouse. Unloading and stocking products from vendors.

    Must have clean criminal background and be able to pass drug screen. Must be able to carry items weighing up to 75lbs 25 to 30 percent of the time. Must have high school diploma or Ged. $10.75-$13.00 Hourly

    Contact Frank.Richards72@gmail.com to apply.

    * Location: Chattanooga
    * Compensation: $10.75-$13.00 Hourly
    * 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



    If you google the email, it shows the same ad placed in multiple cities.

    Heads up!
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    Wifes friend did the same thing and she got a check in the mail the next day and that evening a call asking for her to cash it and send the money back. Doh!

    Of course she reported it.

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    kinda different but same.....I posted a for sale ad for a $1800 item. I recieved a e-mail from a person wanting to send me a money order for $3900 so I could cash it and pay his "shipper" when they picked it up. I told him to suck my....ummmm...toe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jca1 View Post
    kinda different but same.....I posted a for sale ad for a $1800 item. I recieved a e-mail from a person wanting to send me a money order for $3900 so I could cash it and pay his "shipper" when they picked it up. I told him to suck my....ummmm...toe?
    Yeah, that crap has been around awhile. Scamming the help wanted ads is a new low.
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