|Todd Ulrich a reporter at WFTV.com Action 9 News a local Orlando station has again completed another investigative report on Mr. Ayman A. El-Difrawi business practices. Mr Difrawi goes by many aliases and constantly changing his websites name and companies. He (Difrwai) no longer lists himself on any of his websites or companies he now owns or control. Instead, his General Counsel Keith E. Kress or one of Mr. Difrawi associates or employee are listed as Executive Officer on public records.|
Defrawi does have a history, a felony fraud conviction for a federal jobs scam in the 1990’s where he took advance fees for non-existence jobs.
Three Stars Inc / 3Stars Inc Leader in Internet Marketing For Online Education Providers
Channel9 Reporting three years ago. Notice the website names have changed
- Difrawi Past Business Practices
- Government Proffer – Small Business Loan Association
- Mr. Difrawi prior business practices – Domonion Enterprises
- Better Business Bureau- Three Stars Media, Inc
- Better Business Bureau Report –
- Career Network Inc.
- Better Business Bureau – Internet Solutions Corporation
- USAVOICE – Associated Content Report
- Better Business Bureau – USAVOICE aka WorldVoice
Author: Heather – Got Scammed Too!
Dang it, they got me too. CAUTION: THEY ARE GETTING MORE SNEAKY AND GROSS! I applied to a job posted on YAHOO’S HOT JOBS, asking for a Receptionist at a Pediatricians Office, making $17.50-$22.50 an hour. Yes, it’s a high pay scale, but some of these jobs want you to know medical terminology and do some back office, which is why I thought it was plausible!
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Here’s the ad from Yahoo Hot Jobs:
Healthcare Receptionist: Company Confidential
Company Name Company Confidential
Job Category Clerical/Administrative; Healthcare
Location Los Angeles, CA • San Diego, CA
Position Type Full-Time, Employee
Salary $17 to $22.50 per hour
Experience 0-1 Years Experience
Desired Education Level High School
Date Posted April 23, 2009
We are looking for a receptionist for our busy pediatrics office. The ideal person is energetic, detail oriented professional. As receptionist your duties will include but not limited to answering the phone, transfer incoming faxes to the appropriate person, and data entry for payroll. Wage begins at $17.00 – $22.50 per hour with pay increases for hardworking employees. Our benefits package includes Health, Dental and vision coverage. Paid time off, Profit Sharing and 401k is offered after 60 days of continuous employment.
Qualified candidates will be contacted within 3-5 business days to possibly schedule an interview.
(Note, a link regarding the employer says the headquarters are in Newark NJ)
The link to apply took me to a funky domain…
Now, I see that jobsmatchnowemployment.com has scam alerts of its own, if you look them up on Google. It gets better!!!
Then I got this: From PerfectCareerCenter.com (which forwards to Career-Networks.com):
Secretary opening available – $25
From: “Perfect Career Center”
We are currently seeking a motivated Secretary to join our team as soon as possible. The Secretary will be responsible for various office duties such as answering phones, sending and receiving all faxes, sending and receiving all mail, and ordering office supplies. This position offers $25/hour and includes full benefits, which we will discuss at the time of your interview.
Heather, to avoid being flooded with applications and responses, I have only extended this opportunity to a few people. Your online resume caught my attention, and I would like to start the interview process as soon as I possibly can. I am looking forward to hearing from you today, if at all possible. By clicking the hyperlink below, you can view more information about the position, benefits offered, our company, and send in your application as an interested applicant.
I am interested in applying for the Secretary position.
I hope to receive your application later today!
If you cannot access the webpage through the link above, you can copy and paste the link at the bottom of this message into your browser.
See this link here? I put it in so you could click on it, and for my privacy, I decided to edit a few numbers on it. Well, when I did, it came up with a different scam job, looking for a Hotel Worker. Sheesh! They are reallllllly trying hard to scam people!
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When I clicked on the REAL link on my email, discussing my healthcare receptionist job, it was basically the same as the hotel worker link you see above. There was no mention of WHERE the job was. At least with the pediatrician ad it stated Los Angeles/San Diego (which should’ve been a clue it was a fake ad — that’s a very far roundtrip distance and I doubt they have offices in both areas, or if they could, they would expect a person to work in both offices!)
On the “About Us” Page at Career-Networks.com, it says ANOTHER domain:
Career Network is owned and operated by Three Stars, founded in 2005 by two individuals working from home to start a job board. In four years, that business has grown into a thriving international company with over 500 employees worldwide.
We are one of the largest gateways to employment opportunities on the Internet. Thousands of resumes are posted on our network of job boards daily, cross-posted through multiple channels, portals and search engines. With roughly 1.5 million job seekers applying for positions through our network every month, we provide employers with the most exposure to their vacant positions.
For more information about Three Stars, please visit our site at threestarsteam.com.
What We Do
At Career Network, we pride ourselves on not being your “ordinary” job board. For employers, we add high-level organization and superior management to their recruiting process by aligning them with qualified individuals and providing a user-friendly back office system that makes managing jobs and applicants easy. They are able to post unlimited positions, control where their jobs are advertised (nationwide, by state or by zip code), and choose their pricing bracket. We offer two different payment options: flat rate and pay-per-applicant.
For job seekers, we offer a vast database of open positions and an easy-to-use format to enhance their job search. Not only are they free to apply for positions at will, but we also invite them to apply for jobs that they are already qualified for.
By using a network of geographic and industry specific job boards, we provide employers and job seekers with options, an important factor to both parties.
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SO BE CAREFUL OUT THERE…EVEN YAHOO JOBS APPARENTLY IS ACCEPTING SCAM ADS NOW. I AM GOING TO REPORT THIS, BUT BE SURE TO CHECK OUT SITES IF THEY LOOK LIKE THE JOB IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE OR IF THE SITE IS GENERIC
A note on what I think they are doing: they appear to be capturing data on whether a person wants to continue their education or start a company, in addition to being a job seeker. I believe their whole goal is to create sellable lists to make money off of OUR EMAIL ADDRESSES!
If you think that sounds far fetched, just know that I worked for a legitimate company that rented lists from a big legitimate list rental agency. We paid up to $50k for lists in a year! It’s BIG BUSINESS and our email boxes will suffer!!!!
17 thoughts on “Career-Network aka PerfectCareerCenter.com”
I am not certain if the URL http://staffing.com is that of a legit company or not but it was listed in the closing part of an email I received from a Raymond DaCosta from TTL Staffing, LLC. When I performed a Google search and a search at http://www.manta.com nothing about them came up. But when I put in that particular URL their webpage came up and once I selected the contact tab it only gave me the option to send them a message instead of giving a list of contact numbers. I am not sure if this typical or not because I am fairly new to the online job services but I just thought it was rather strange……….
online resume is really needed specially if you want to apply for IT jobs on the internet ;’,
I have received several E-mails from this website to apply for jobs and have not heard back from any of them.I find this very odd,since these have all stated that I,m a good match for the position!!!!
This is what Craigslist puts up before you can enter the Jobs section now. Ask yourself, even if you didnt get latched to this thru craigslist if any of these points enters what you have done or did. Chances are you did, and thats why Craigslist warns you now.
SCAM ALERT – affiliate scammers are posting bogus ads promising (nonexistent!) employment, paid research trials, or other compensation, but then notifying repliers that they’ll need to jump through a hoop first, directing them to:
background checking services
credit checking or reporting sites
sites where you are instructed to enter your resume or other personal information
sites where you are asked to sign up for a “free” trial offer
sites offering training or education
sites offering a “system” for making money
survey or focus group sites
sites designed to deliver malware or misuse your identifying information
all in hopes of earning affiliate marketing commissions or otherwise profiting at the expense of persons seeking employment.
Lots of variations on this scam, but each generally involves dangling (nonexistent!) compensation, and then directing you to a website where you are asked to sign up for something, use your credit card, or input personal information such as your email address.
Continue to general labor job postings
TO ALL POSTERS: I have done my homework on this. Wow, I have a ton of info and I hope you can use this. Ok, I was clipped on the website Craigslist thru these people. What they are is a Affiliate Marketing Scam! Wikipedia that and you can find a ton of information on what affiliate marketing is about.
Anyways, there is person whos name is Kelly Weems who is behind all of this. Better Business Bureau said her title is Operations Manager. Here is a website so you know of who this person is. http://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyweems ALRIGHT, as you can see on that website, she has her hands in a lot of what your talking about. The main “company” that this all goes back to is ThreeStarsInc. I talked to Kelly on the phone for almost an hour. Yes, this is a real operation, but they are affilated marketers, or they latch on to “high traffic areas” to pull you away and to their sites. They are a national staffing company, which you wont get good customer service if you tried!
For me, Craigslist is the site that I got latched onto them. They now put a screen BEFORE entering the job section of warning of scams like this. I called and yet to hear back from her about all this. The bottom line is, they are posting an ad on there under the classification of a scam. Craigslist calls it a scam cause you are directed to another site “theirs” to have you put in your information of getting a job. Kelly assured me their “clients” or the employers that actually have these jobs are real. Whatever, she couldnt give me anything local or specific information so it still is red flags all over.
K, at least from what I know its all people that have a Gmail email address will send an auto-reply after emailing about the job. It wil take you websites like YourJobsToday OR GreatCareerSearch OR Job Push OR GreatJobsPlus and so on and have a main page for you to submit your information and resume. Yeah, ALL are ThreeStarsInc. websites, ran thru Kelly Weems. Or I read the complaints on the Career Network…..Same thing! It all goes back to Affiliate Marketing, so keep that in mind. They will hide behind their laws give and sound so real. Sad how I had to go thru BBB, and contact other websites she is with to finally track the person down. Now she wont return my phone calls as I ask if she is not an Affiliate Marketing company. Cause if she is, that is NOT what Craigslist wants for posters to the website. And Im guessing these other job sites are also not wanting these people.
Oh yeah, she said Job Board manager I think is the title she is. Thats what these are, job boards. Kinda a national staffing company that wont follow thru.
WEll good luck with that information. Im posting this cause I am only one person, and with a group in the future behind this maybe they can revamp to be not so “red flag” business appealing. Too many things dont make sense and it looks more of a scam and phishing company. She claims after awhile, all the information (like resumes) are recycled and disposed. Hard to tell on that one though.
OH.. this number will be very helpful. (407)803-4777 to get direct questions about all these claims! Better do your homework about affiliate marketing and the laws and such before. This women is very polite, but is still going to think they are doing nothing wrong and all legit. Maybe they are, but I say they come across likewise. Apparently those domains for the information you have to give, they dont have to put anything for contacting them. Just doesnt seem right to put yourself out there and they not even have a customer service line? Well that number is the main manager of all these bogus job boards taking in your information. Good luck, and post results of what you experience.
They got me too, and it worked. before i realized what was going on, i have filled out three forms. this way 20 minutes ago, i have already received two phone calls from “colleges.”
I would like to clarify that my email came from roulettecareers.com, i found this forum searching for “janice hill”
Hello again, Zach,
Our company tried to reach you in regards to a vacant Customer Service Representative position we are currently trying to fill. Unfortunately, we have not yet received your response
This is a great opportunity. This position provides $17.25/hr plus outstanding benefits, including paid sick days and holidays, medical and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement plans, and a 401k retirement plan.
If you are interested in this position, please follow the link below to gather more details and complete an application.
Customer Service Representative – $17.25/hr
Assistant to the Director of Human Resources
This same thing is now at powerfulemployment.com now
I answered an ad, went on a tour and got a job at Three Stars that I enjoy. I don’t see what all of this is about but it looks like whoever started this blog has a personal axe to grind. The company might not be for everyone, but we have a lot of people who absolutely love being here.
Author: Heather – Got Scammed Too!
YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS ONE!
Now that I posted, I got what I can only perceive as a veiled threat from Career Network’s lawyer.
I never replied to him, but here it is, for you to see. These people are crooks and have a lawyer trying to squash our free speech is sickening. Nowhere in here have we said anything but our own opinion and experiences and read up, because that’s PROTECTED SPEECH.
Leave us alone, Mr. Scum-Representing Lawyer. We are NOT afraid to tell the truth!
“Dear Ms. XXX:
My name is Keith Kress and I serve as general counsel for Career Network. It has come to my attention that you recently applied for employment through www. career-network.com and were less than satisfied with your experience. I would appreciate if you would share with me any questions and concerns you have regarding your experience with Career Network at your earliest convenience so that I may address any problems that might exist with Career Network and also ease any concerns you may have as well.
I appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you.
Keith E. Kress
Attorney at Law
ACK! I just want these crooks to go away. You WILL NOT win, so stop trying!
Author: Duped Too
My Three Stars SCAM experience
I recently went for two interviews at Three Stars Media and this was my experience. I am hoping someone closes this company down !! It’s hard enough to find a job in this market but when you get scammed like this, it becomes VERY demoralizing.
I applied for TWO jobs on CareerBuilder.com : Administrative Assistant and Human Resources Assistant.
Click here to see the actual postings as they appeared on Careerbuilder.com : http://i44.tinypic.com/11rrxa9.jpg and http://i39.tinypic.com/jj5qgy.jpg . NOTE: CLICK the pics to make the image larger to be able to read it. This applies for all future photo links.
I received and automated e-mail back from Three Stars, Inc. the next day requesting to set up an “initial interview” : http://i42.tinypic.com/s4t6br.jpg .
I went to the website and registered for an initial interview. The ENTIRE interview set up process was automated.
I received a confirmation e-mail for the “initial interview” : http://i41.tinypic.com/6hi88n.jpg .
And a reminder e-mail : http://i43.tinypic.com/wbz5mp.jpg . This reminding cements the thinking that the job interview is important. They want to make sure you show up.
I put the words “initial interview” in quotes above because there was NO interview on my first visit to Three Stars. Here is how the first visit played out.
I arrived at Suite 211 and the receptionist asked for my resume. She then handed me a white binder with laminated pages to view information for a “Verification Specialist”. I quickly paged through this booklet because I already knew what was coming next. I have to admit, I didn’t pay attention much to the laminated pages because I had a friend who interviewed a few weeks prior for a Sales Manager position and she told me the first interview was just an assessment test.
After flipping through the laminated booklet, I then handed the book back to the receptionist. She told me I needed to take an assessment test (I think the binder info alluded to this too) and she told me she needed to take a picture of me as they “have so many people coming through their doors” and needed to take the photo for “identification purposes”. I complied and let her snap my photo. She then guided me through a door opening to a room with several computers and little cubicles dividing the individuals taking the test. She opened the test on a PC, told me I had 30 mins. to take it and she told me I could use a calculator and she opened the calculator on the desktop. She told me to log in to take the test using my e-mail address and my last name. I then saw all my person info (name, address , etc. as well as the pic she just snapped of me) and then was taken to the test. I don’t remember all the questions but I found a few questions quite odd. One asked “Are you over 24 years of age? ” another asked (not sure of exact wording) “We have part time work at home positions for individuals. Would you be interested in this position or would you like to stick with the position you applied for?” I selected to stick with my current job I applied for. And there were some questions on advertising: “What are advertising verticals?”, “What are five of the top 100 Internet websites?”. There was also three vocabulary questions (the only one I remember was the meaning of the word “CONVERGE”, there were two other vocab words used in sentences, I can’t remember, something about Freud). There were also some Math questions. From memory, I think there were three in total, two word problems (one something about cutting a piece of wood into three pieces and the other was an algebra question, I think it was “2x – 4 = 6”) and another odd question was “If you knew you would be fired for admitting a mistake would you lie to save your job?” . There were other questions on the test but these certain questions stood out to me.
I left the computer room and the receptionist handed me a business card (http://i44.tinypic.com/p7vus.jpg ) and told me to log on to their website with my e-mail address and last name after 10am the next day to check my application status :
When I logged on the next morning the website had a message (after I logged in) showing that my “aptitude test was impressive” and they wanted to meet with me for a second interview. I scheduled the second interview and got another confirmation e-mail : http://i40.tinypic.com/97440m.jpg .
And again, another reminder e-mail for the second interview : http://i43.tinypic.com/30cuc8o.jpg . They really wanted to make sure I showed up !
I arrived for my second interview at Suite 217 and walked into a foyer with dark lighting and no one to greet me. I saw a big conference table with better lighting and big leather chairs and a projector. I sat down next to two women who were waiting for their “interview”. One of the women asked me “what are we doing here? What’s going to go on I wonder ?” – the both laughed nervously. I told her that first we would get a presentation, then tour, then have individual interviews. This was the experience of my friend. In reality, I misunderstood my friend – there was no individual interview after the tour, it was a group interview telling everyone that they would be getting a phone call if they were interested. Again, my friend when there for a sales job, NOT the jobs I had applied to for Admin Asst. and Human Resources Asst.
Eventually, more people filtered in. We had 10 in our meeting. A woman named Crissy W (WAH Advisor Regional Manager – according to their website. Go to http://threestarsinc.com/teams/corpTeams.cfm?dept=9 and click on the little girl being hugged by Mickey Mouse to see her pic and info) was our cheerleader for the next couple of hours. She first asked us to go around the room and introduce ourselves. She then told us about herself (she was a dancer and worked at Disney, although that didn’t pay the bills and then she spoke about the company. Started in 2004, now has over 500 employees and also a team in India. She explained the role of the Verification Specialist and explained that they don’t show the job name in their listings online because “no one would know what that job is and no one would apply for it”. So she admits up front that the jobs that brought all of us in DID NOT EXIST, but not in those exact words. My Human Resources Assistant and Administrative Assistant jobs were not real open jobs at the company! We were told that Three Stars also had a website called “Career Network” and that they are going after Monster.com and Careerbuilder.com. She said that it costs a company $ 400 to post a job on those websites while their Career Network offers postings for only $ 99 and they initially started out by posting those ads for FREE in the beginning. She also showed up a clip on News Channel 13 where the company donated toys for charity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxXZd0u0dOE&feature=channel_page ) and talked up how they give back to the community. She also talked about their free happy hour, dinners at the Executive Managers house, and their co-ed flag football (http://threestarsinc.com/fun/eventsIndex.cfm ) . She then proceeded to give us a tour of the company. We all piled in the elevator and headed up to the 4th floor (from the 2nd floor) and first toured an office of people posting jobs on Craigslist and other websites, according to Crissy. The workers pretty much ignored us, except for one guy who watched the whole show. All of us idiots, in suits, all there for fake jobs. I could only think as I saw them sitting at their desks that these people were creating the same fake jobs that brought us in. Crissy said they were creating jobs from “their business clients”. We were then lead to Human Resources and introduced to a manager named Dahlia who told us she has been with the company 7 months and LOVES it. She told us that “it’s a long interview process, but stick with it” and she wished us all good luck.
Next up was the division that we saw the people in action who were Verification Specialists. Basically an auto dialing system will call applicants to tell them that they need to verify information for a job they applied for. When they call back, they go to this department. These people follow a script, verify certain info and then plug at the end to try and sell school admissions. For some reason a select few people work here vs. the at home position we were offered at the end of the interview. See below.
Next we walked into the webmaster division. First Crissy proceeded to flirt with Darvin K. – Director of Operations – as he showed her a photo that they laughed over, then we were introduced to Kelly R. – Executive Vice President (http://threestarsinc.com/teams/corpTeams.cfm?dept=1) and were told that she was the third person hired at the company when it was created out of someone’s apartment. Kelly was wearing a flag football jersey. She explained the department was broken down into four departments. I can’t remember all but one to come up with design ideas for a website, one to create the website, one to “break it” – quality control, and then it was released. Crissy proudly told us that Kelly created MANY websites. We were then lead to the next department “Employer Services” and met Scott D. – Career Network Director (http://threestarsinc.com/teams/corpTeams.cfm?dept=7 ) . We heard him give his spiel. He basically stated that he talks to companies to find out more about the jobs to make sure they post the correct information to get a qualified individual and also to make sure that there employees ask the right questions when they do their verification to pre-qualify candidates for companies. A good story anyway.
Next up, we met Ben D. – Senior Business Analyst (http://threestarsinc.com/teams/corpTeams.cfm?dept=1) . Ben told us that he handles SEO and making sure that the websites they create show up in the featured listings on search engines like Google and Yahoo!.
Lastly, we met Matt A. – WAH Advisor Regional Manager (http://threestarsinc.com/teams/corpTeams.cfm?dept=9 ) , who was located in Suite 211 in the back offices, behind the computer testing area, who told us what a great company they had because one woman (can’t recall her name) had a Mother that fell ill and she needed to move back up North (New Jersey I think?) and how great the company was because even though the woman had to move away she was still able to log on to a computer up there at 9am in NJ the following Monday and continue working. He said they had many employees talking about how expensive gas was and they realized it was a GREAT idea for their employees to work out of the home. Matt was planting the seed here.
And then we were lead across the hall again to Suite 217 and back to the conference room. Crissy’s tone TOTALLY changed. No longer a cheerleader and full of friendly energy, she was somber and matter of fact. We were then given two hand outs : one detailing the job outline for the Verification Specialist : and the other for the computer requirements to work at home and the script for the education spiel : . Crissy told us that training started us at $ 10 per hour and we could earn extra money from there, depending on how many people said YES to wanting more information on signing up for education. She claimed she made $ 600 in her first week. She said they like for you to receive 80 -100 calls a day but the record was 150 calls in one day. She estimated that in 15 minutes at least TWO people would say YES to wanting more information about education. She said we were not to push the education, only plant the seed, mentioning it twice, the second time to confirm it. She said they only wanted people who were serious about signing up for classes. She then told us that she realized this job – Verification Specialist – was not for everyone. If we didn’t think it was something we’d be interested in, we could leave now. Otherwise stay behind and she left the room to “get paperwork”. Everyone was like a deer in the headlights. No one moved. She came back and then asked “ok , we have openings for tomorrow for the phone interview, who is available tomorrow ?” So then, with the peer pressure of everyone watching, she proceeded to ask everyone. Many set up times, signing up by stating the time and then telling Crissy their First name and last initial. One person said “Well, can I have some time to think about it?” “Of course!” – Crissy replied. That was a snowball effect then. Others said they too wanted to think about it.
Here are links to view the Verification Specialist handout : http://i44.tinypic.com/2ishbm8.jpg , http://i39.tinypic.com/wbz5w5.jpg , http://i44.tinypic.com/23rtx8y.jpg , and http://i39.tinypic.com/1y7h8o.jpg .
Here are links to view the Computer requirements and the Education script : http://i44.tinypic.com/1zpqst5.jpg , http://i44.tinypic.com/15x71qp.jpg and http://i41.tinypic.com/n3kht0.jpg . This was what was to be covered in the phone interview. They wanted to hear you read the script and make sure your home did not have background distractions like “a baby crying or dog barking”.
I realize this is lengthy but I wanted to give you all a firsthand account for what the Three Stars interviews entail so you don’t have to waste your time like I did. If you want work at home job that pays $ 10 an hour plus commissions for planting a seed for education, then this job is for you. It’s just a shame they scam, as they say “600 people a week walk through our doors” , into thinking they are on REAL interviews for jobs they applied for online, only to learn it’s a telemarketing work at home position instead.
Does Three Stars offer job s? YES, but ONLY the Work at Home “Verification Specialist”. NOT the jobs that were posted online. Here is a listing of ALL the jobs supposedly available on the Three Stars website : http://threestarsinc.com/careers/jobIndex.cfm?type=1 . The jobs were the SAME, none were “filled” from the time frame that my friend applied weeks prior. Now I know it’s because they simply DO NOT EXIST.
Their claim is that once you master the Verification Specialist job they then like to move you up in the company, depending on what areas you would be best suited for. I wonder how many people are actually moved up. Of course Crissy said she started out (7 months ago, oddly the SAME time Dahlia started with the company) in the Verification Specialist position and worked her way up. Oh and Crissy did tell us all that we did really well on the aptitude test, we were the best of the best, which I now know is a load of bull. The whole thing was a HUGE sales pitch. They made the place look like a fun, young, energetic place to work..and hey ! They even give to charities ! How could they be bad. Forget that that LIED to us to get us all in there in the first place ! I found it odd though that most of the offices did not have fluorescent overhead lights…..only desk lamps. All offices were decorated very attractively. Staging here was key. Another odd thing ? NONE of the suites had the “Three Stars” name on the nameplates…….which was odd because ALL the other offices DID show their names on the nameplate with the Suite number. Their suites simply had the suite number listed on the nameplate.
I just saw on the news today that Channel 9 News WFTV will be showing ANOTHER piece on Three Stars and their false job listings. They even show footage, the room that had the Verification Specialists/Education Counselors in it. Should be interesting to watch. http://www.wftv.com/
Lastly, as I mentioned, my friend also went through this process. Why on earth would I want to go through this? Well, she again went for a Sales Manager position and her second interview included info about the company, the company tour, but then also a pitch to the individuals on the interview to partake in a website called Monkey Jar (http://www.monkeyjar.com/ ) where you create your own “online mall” and you make money supposedly if your friends shop your “mall” by clicking the links to visit the store websites. Interestingly enough, if you click the “About Us” link on Monkey Jar you will see cartoon caricatures of both Kelly and Darvin from Three Stars. So I went on this interview to see how well I would do on the aptitude test and to see if I would do well enough to get the second interview. My friend who went for her Sales Manager second interview was told if they were interested in her they would call her. It makes me wonder what Three Stars got out of her second interview. Maybe advertising to get people to use the Monkey Jar website. Or maybe the whole thing is just a scam to get our personal info : they have our home address, work numbers, employment history, aptitude ratings, heck even a photo of us – that they can use to sell to marketing companies. Here is info about this take on the whole scheme : http://www.nowpublic.com/tech-biz/three-stars-media-new-name-same-scheme . I know this is long, but I hope it helps others from going through this.
Early on in my search, I also received these two e-mail (and many more – too many to post) from Career Network which I now know is also Three Stars : http://i41.tinypic.com/xqgaw3.jpg and http://i39.tinypic.com/2rgjm2o.jpg . I did not like the fact that the company name and phone number were not listed. I e-mailed back asking for this information and did not receive a response. I think these e-mails were generated off jobs I applied for on Craigslist.com. Once you click the link for the fake tech support job you are brought to this website: http://perfectcareercenter.com/JobOffer/Register.cfm?JobPositionID=92050 . Notice the questions at the bottom regarding education. You guessed it…this is so a Three Stars work at home Verification Rep. can call you back and ask if you are interested in furthering your education. The website is called : perfectcareercenter.com but if you click the about us link it shows that this is Three Stars. So when you search for a job online today you have NO IDEA if the job you are apply for is real or if it’s yet another Three Stars fake job website. I think networking to find a job today is best way to not get scammed. Happy job hunting everyone…be careful out there. At least Three Stars didn’t ask for my social security number at any point. I feel very sorry for job seekers that DO offer this information online. 😦
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Hey, I am trying to find an agency that provides I heard that International Workplace Consulting Pte Ltd is pretty decent. Anyone knows about it?
I received a similar email from these people. But was smart enough to look up information on them before I proceeded. I recommend you all do the same in the future when receiving job offers via email.
“I am looking for Customer Service Representatives. Job duties will include order entry, tracking shipments, account management, communicating with customers via phone and e-mail on a daily basis, project management, creating customer reports in MS Excel and tracking customer activity. This position offers $17-$20/hour and includes full benefits, which we will discuss at the time of your interview.
Sarah , to avoid being flooded with applications and responses, I have only extended this opportunity to a few people. Your online resume caught my attention, and I would like to start the interview process as soon as I possibly can. I am hoping to hear back from you today, if at all possible. By selecting the hyperlink below, you can view more information about the position, benefits offered, our company, and send in your application as an interested candidate.
I would like to learn more about the Customer Service Representative opening.
I hope to receive your application later today!
Director of HR
If you cannot access the webpage through the link above, you can copy and paste the link at the bottom of this invitation into your browser.
(i deleted this link because it included my email address)
I-wish_to be taken_off your_mailing list.
Career-Network, Inc.– P.O. Box 618305– Orlando, FL 32861-8305
Allow me to be the next in line to jump on the bandwagon and (hopefully) warn everybody on my encounters with the exact same damn individuals.
I won’t go into excessive detail, but want to point out the main specifics that are dead on indentical to the above warning about the so called CAREER NETWORK. It was from Yahoo Hot Jobs that they obtained my resume as well. ALL of the different jobs (and they did contact me with multiple jobs) had the company listed as CONFIDENTIAL CLIENT. The same links to CAREER NETWORK with a P.O. Box based in Orlando Florida, never ever had a telephone number listed to make contact.
Another on they go by is CLOVER CAREERS. The site TOP PICK JOBS is where this one came from. EVERY one of these positions in hindsight did have awfully high wages per hour listed, in hindsight. I know the first time I was contacted, I was jumping for joy with what was “offered”. The old cliche “if it’s to good to be true, it probably is” is custom made for this outfit.
Luckily I only replyed to the first one they sent to me. Even though one is all that’s needed. It was more or less to comfirm the info. that I had submitted to Yahoo Hot Jobs on my resume.
THIS IS WHERE THE RED FLAG OCCURED TO ME. Aside from wanting to know if you were interested in info. on further education, they wanted to know if you knew what your credit score was. They listed a few multiple choice number amounts if it’s between this and that number. If you don’t know your credit score, they conveniently had a link you could access to find out. RED FLAG!!!! I was clueless till that point. I red flagged any of the listings they had on Hot Jobs as being misleading since then. Every time they sent emails to me, each one was signed with a different name and position title.
EXAMPLES: Michael Brown Human Resources, J. Howard Human Resources Specialist, C. Benn Director of HR, Janice Hill Assistant to the Hiring Manager, & C. Garner HR Director.
The other site listed was jobsmatchnowemployment.com as well. These pretty much all occured during March of this year. At first the positions were ones I had listed as being interested in but as they sent more and I sat back and just watched, they were offering jobs that were not anything near what I had listed as looking for. So I wised up really quickly to this whole employment scam ring. Lost my job in Feb. so at the time I was relatively new to any of this till I started researching. The thing is, with people being placed in the situation they may be in, being desperate for employment and something like this comes along people obviously don’t realize it. It’s a scam artists wet dream! I just feel it’s my moral obligation to warn people of my experience with this and word will spread to educate people before it’s to late.
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Posted: 2009-04-29 by las vegas user
no such company exists
perfectcareercenter/career network inc
I received an email offering me a customer serv. position pay $17.00-$20.00 hr. but no co. address or telephone provided, I sent an email requesting it but have not receive any response, I googled the co. name and nothing was found, both names.
This co. is going through all people resumes phishing, I saw a previous complaint with the same name and address on this website. under career network inc, in orlando, fl.
Please see attached a copy of the email they sent me;
I am looking for Customer Service Representatives. Job duties will include order entry, tracking shipments, account management, communicating with customers via phone and e-mail on a daily basis, project management, creating customer reports in MS Excel and tracking customer activity. This position offers $17-$20/hour plus benefits, which we can discuss at the time you decide to interview.
ana, to avoid being flooded with applications and responses, I have only extended this opportunity to a few qualified individuals. Your online resume caught my attention, and I would like to start the interview process as soon as I possibly can. I am eager to hear back from you today, if at all possible. By clicking the hyperlink below, you can view more information about the position, benefits offered, our company, and send in your application as an interested candidate.
I would like to learn more about the Customer Service Representative opening.
I hope to have your application later today!
Best of Luck,
If you cannot access the webpage through the link above, you can copy and paste the link at the bottom of this email into your browser.
Take_my_name out of future_employment_considerations.
Career Network, Inc.,
P.O. Box 618305
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name from: Cheryl Smith to me
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You recently posted a resume online, and we trust that you will be interested in learning more about an open General Utility Worker position in your area. It offers $19.96 per hour along with benefits. Candidate must have High School Diploma or GED and must be able to pass a background test, drug and medical examination. Your experience exhibits many of the abilities required for this position.
To confirm your interest in the General Utility Worker position, please select the following link and complete the application:
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Career-Network, Inc.– P.O. Box 618305– Orlando, FL 32861-8305