Three Stars Inc aka Threestarsinc.com aka Placement 101 Jobs – placement101jobs.com

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-existant jobs.

Job offers as such are nothing more than a marketing ploy or deceptive marketing practices by non other than Mr. Alex Difrawi aka Alec Difrawi aka Ayman A. Difrawy aka Ayman A. El-Difrawi aka Alex Simon dba Three Stars Media dba 3Starsinc dba Three Stars Inc dba Internet Solutions Corporation and his many aliases. Mr. Difrawi goal is to get you to sign up for continuing education. He should say outright what it is he’s peddling.

An Example of What ScamFraudAlert seek from Mr. Difrawi – Good Business Practices

  1. 3Stars Inc Leader in Internet Marketing For Online Education Providers
  2. WFTV.COM – CHANNEL 9 Reporting on Alec Difrawi & Three Stars Inc. <===Click Here

Three or four years ago Defrawi  set up similar operation using names such as Instant Human Resources or Internet Solutions Corporation….

See Video Below….

These names are constantly changing

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  1. Difrawi Past Business Practices
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7 thoughts on “Three Stars Inc aka Threestarsinc.com aka Placement 101 Jobs – placement101jobs.com

  1. Scrub says:

    Author: Chelsea
    Comment:
    Thank you for posting this…This was the first time I ever fell for a scam. I was on the Norfolk, VA craigslist and inquired about a job called “Host/Hostess”. I should have know the compensation ($10/hr) was too good to be true. I entered all my information (except for house number and phone number) and was taken to a “get quick rich” internet scam of some sort. I e-mailed the woman who posted it and alerted her that I would be reporting her, and flagged the listing. I was eventually pointed to a site called “http://www.powerapplications.com/” where I was supposed to confirm my information.
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  2. Scrub says:

    Author: Duped Too
    Comment:
    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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  3. Scrub says:

    Author: Heather – Got Scammed Too!
    Comment:
    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.

    Sincerely,

    Keith E. Kress
    Attorney at Law
    (321) 293-3236
    KKress@kress-law. com”

    ACK! I just want these crooks to go away. You WILL NOT win, so stop trying!

  4. Scrub says:

    Keith E. Kress
    Attorney at Law

    2295 South Hiawassee Ave.
    Suite 310
    Orlando, Florida 32835
    P: (321) 293-3236
    F: (321) 293-3203
    Re: Defamatory and Legally Actionable Statements Posted on http://www.scamfraudalert.com

    Dear Messrs:
    My name is Keith Kress and I am the attorney representing Internet Solutions Corporation, its affiliates and Alec Defrawy. It has come to my clients’ attention that representatives, agents, administrators, moderators and members of your website, http://www.scamfraudalert.com, have made and continue to make and publish defamatory, libelous, disparaging, false, misleading and highly injurious and detrimental statements on your website regarding my clients’ business and personal practices. In particular, the “posters” state as fact that my clients and their affiliates engage in “phishing”, “identity theft”, fraud”, “scams” and other illegal and morally objectionable acts. Such patently false and misleading statements posted on your website have caused my clients substantial damages and will continue to cause damages as long as they remain posted and published to third parties on your website.
    As a result of the foregoing, in order to prevent my clients from incurring any additional damages in the future, we hereby demand that you and your representatives, agents, administrators, moderators and members cease and desist all defamatory, tortious and false statements regarding Internet Solutions Corporation, its affiliates and Alec Defrawy. This includes immediately and permanently removing from http://www.scamfraudalert.com any and all links, including but not limited to the links listed in the attachment following this letter, references and statements regarding my clients as well as refraining from making or publishing any statements on any website, including but not limited to http://www.scamfraudalert.com, regarding my clients in the future.

    We insist that you provide us with written confirmation by June 4, 2008 stating that you will immediately comply with the above demands. If we do not receive written confirmation by such date my clients will file a lawsuit in the appropriate court in order to protect their rights, recover their damages and prevent further damages in the future.
    This letter is written without prejudice to any of my clients’ rights, remedies and actions at law which are hereby expressly reserved.

    GOVERN YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY.

  5. Scrub says:

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    Dear Job Applicant (Secretary),

    Our company is currently seeking a motivated Secretary to join our team as soon as possible. Secretary will be responsible for 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 plus benefits, which we can discuss at the time you decide to interview.

    (…), 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 applicant.

    I would like to apply for the Secretary position.

    I hope to receive your application later today!

    Best Regards,

    C. Benn
    HR Director

    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.

    http://myprecisecareers.com/cmanager3.aspx?em=simonastaicu@hotmail.com&id=jnekdlfr1_lil51_AdministrativeClerical_03092009_MON&rd=88262&gs=9&ro=11&j=21125331

    Take_my_name out of future_employment_considerations.

    Career-Network, Inc.
    P.O. Box 618305
    Orlando, FL 32861-8305

    Dear ScamFraudalert.com,

    I am currently looking for a motivated Customer Service Associate to join our team, and, after looking at your resume I would like to speak with you about this opportunity. Based on your history I feel that you would be a perfect candidate for this opening.
    The qualified individual will be outgoing, friendly, and have a “can do” attitude. Our ideal candidate will have a strong desire for continued learning and growth. The Customer Service Associate position offers competitive pay beginning at $18.00 per hour plus excellent benefits to match!
    Jay, I have only extended this opportunity to a few people as I would like this position to be filled soon. Please visit our website through the link below to complete an online application and to view a more in depth description of this position regarding requirements, benefits, and more!
    http://findflawlesscareers.com/cmanager3.aspx?em=jsjobmail@ymail.com&id=zcx2_ser43DSACustomerServiceandCallCenterbig0215200913sr43&rd=109893&gs=9&ro=20&j=18482045

    I am beginning the interview process shortly so I look forward to speaking with you today and hopefully working more closely with you!

    Best Wishes,
    C. Benn
    Director of Human Resources
    I am currently looking for a motivated Customer Service Associate to join our team, and, after looking at your resume I would like to speak with you about this opportunity. Based on your history I feel that you would be a perfect candidate for this opening.
    The qualified individual will be outgoing, friendly, and have a “can do” attitude. Our ideal candidate will have a strong desire for continued learning and growth. The Customer Service Associate position offers competitive pay beginning at $18.00 per hour plus excellent benefits to match!
    Jay, I have only extended this opportunity to a few people as I would like this position to be filled soon. Please visit our website through the link below to complete an online application and to view a more in depth description of this position regarding requirements, benefits, and more!
    http://findflawlesscareers.com/cmanager3.aspx?em=jsjobmail@ymail.com&id=zcx2_ser43DSACustomerServiceandCallCenterbig0215200913sr43&rd=109893&gs=9&ro=20&j=18482045
    I am beginning the interview process shortly so I look forward to speaking with you today and hopefully working more closely with you!
    Best Wishes,
    C. Benn

    Dear Job Applicant,

    We are currently seeking a personable HR Assistant to join our team. Candidate will assist with benefits enrollment, general admin duties, and miscellaneous filing. he or she must be a self-governed individual with the ability to handle multiple simultaneous deadlines.. This position offers $17.00 hourly and includes full benefits, which we will discuss at the time of your interview.

    My Name, 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 selecting 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 would like to learn more about the Human Resources Assistant opening.

    I hope to receive your application later today!

    Best Regards,

    L. Barclay
    HR Director
    valuable-employment.com
    570-708-8780

    Dear Job Applicant (Flight Attendant),

    Our company contacted you last week to invite you to interview for the Flight Attendant position we currently have available. I have not yet received a response from you, and wanted to touch base to see if you were interested in setting up an interview.

    This is a great opportunity. Our company provides $47, 000/year plus excellent benefits, including paid sick days and holidays, medical and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement plans, and a 401k retirement plan.

    Please click below to fill out the application and submit your resume.

    Flight Attendant – $47, 000/year

    I hope to hear back from you later today, William.

    With Regards,

    Kathleen Phillips
    Assistant to the HR Coordinator

    Dear Job Applicant (Security Guards),

    Our clients are looking for Security Guards that are professional, and customer service-oriented.

    All shifts available along with armed and unarmed positions. No experience necessary; will train motivated applicants. All applicants must have a clean background check.

    Employees are offered a competitive starting salary of $18 per hour, and receive a benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401K, and paid time off. Our Client offers rapid advancement opportunities and those who are interested in obtaining a degree in Law Enforcement is encouraged to apply. They offer full tuition reimbursement and will work around your schedule.

    Note: Our Clients look for candidates that are an investment to their company; candidates that want to take their career to the next level and keep growing and learning. Many are willing to provide tuition reimbursement if necessary.

    We have locations throughout the US, and have Security Guard openings (at all levels) in every market.

    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.

    http://thevaluableemployment.com/cmanager3.aspx?em=mcginnis440@aol.com&id=oaswqwq7_lil51_Airlines_03302009_WED_NON_0408 &rd=99781&gs=6&ro=2&j=21680210

    I-wish_to be taken_off your_mailing list

    Career Network, Inc.,
    P.O. Box 618305,
    Orlando, FL 32861-8305

    Dear Job Applicant (Security Guards),

    Our clients are looking for Security Guards that are professional, and customer service-oriented.

    All shifts available along with armed and unarmed positions. No experience necessary; will train motivated applicants. All applicants must have a clean background check.

    Employees are offered a competitive starting salary of $18 per hour, and receive a benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401K, and paid time off. Our Client offers rapid advancement opportunities and those who are interested in obtaining a degree in Law Enforcement is encouraged to apply. They offer full tuition reimbursement and will work around your schedule.

    Note: Our Clients look for candidates that are an investment to their company; candidates that want to take their career to the next level and keep growing and learning. Many are willing to provide tuition reimbursement if necessary.

    We have locations throughout the US, and have Security Guard openings (at all levels) in every market.

    Career-Network, Inc.
    P.O. Box 618305
    Orlando, FL 32861-8305

    Dear Job Applicant (Customer Service Representative)

    We are currently seeking a Customer Service Representative to start as soon as possible. Our Customer Service Representatives provide a pleasant experience for our customers, as well as support to the organization by obtaining and verifying the accuracy of order information in a timely manner. This position offers $17.25/hour plus benefits, which we can discuss at the time you decide to interview.

    Ron, to avoid being flooded with applications and responses, I have only extended this opportunity to a select number of 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 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 candidate.

    I would like to apply for the Customer Service Representative position.

    I hope to have your application later today!

    Best of Luck,

    S. Levine
    Human Resources Director

    If you cannot access the webpage through the hyperlink above, you can copy and paste the link at the bottom of this message into your browser.

    http://perfect-careercenter.com/cmanager3.aspx?em=rfloyd2000@aol.com&id=adHGNr7_lil51_CustomerServiceandCallCenter_04272009_MON&rd=90807&gs=4&ro=18&j=22216958

    Career-Network, Inc.
    P.O. Box 618305
    Orlando, FL 32861-8305

    Dear Job Applicant (Warehouse Clerk),

    I am contacting you to confirm that we have received your application for the Warehouse Clerk – $21.08 / hr – Great Benefits position you submitted to First Work Career, an affliate of the Career Network. We have recommended you as a potential candidate for an interview.

    Follow the link below to the Career Network website. You will be able to confirm that you are available to begin interviewing for this position.

    By logging into Career Network, one of the largest gateways to employment opportunities on the internet, you will be confirming you interest in interviewing for this position. Please verify that the information we have on file is correct, and answer a few additional questions that will be critical in making the final hiring decision.

    We appreciate your time and interest in working with us.

    Sincerely,

    Stacey Moore
    Human Resources

    Career-Network, Inc.
    P.O. Box 618305
    Orlando, FL 32861-8305

    Hello Job Applicant (Receptionist),

    I am currently seeking a responsible Receptionist to join our staff, and, after reviewing your resume I would like to speak with you about this opportunity. Based on your qualifications I feel that you would be a considerable candidate for this opening.

    As the Receptionist, your main responsibility will be to ensure the daily functions of the office are taken care of in a professional and timely manner. This individual will work a Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm schedule. Our ideal candidate will be friendly, outgoing, and have a strong desire for continued learning and growth. The Receptionist position offers competitive compensation up to $17.00 per hour plus exceptional benefits to match!

    ScamFraudAlert.com, I have only extended this opportunity to a few people as I would like this position to be filled soon. Please take some time to view our website through the link below to complete an online application and to view a more in depth description of this position regarding qualifications, benefits, and more!

    I look forward to receiving your application today and hopefully working more closely with you!

    Best Regards,

    C. Benn
    Director of HR

    “from careers@superjobsource.com
    date Fri, May 8, 2009
    subject Regarding your application for the CAD Drafter position.

    Dear Job Applicant (CAD Drafter),

    I wanted to let you know that we have received your application for the CAD Drafter position with Super-Job-Source

    Please follow the link below to log into Power Applications and confirm your availability to fill the CAD Drafter position for which we are currently interviewing.

    http://super-jobsource.com/careers2.aspx?email=tinilk@gmail.com&id=superjobsource2nds05082009&jb=21465850

    Your log-in information is as follows:

    Username: (email)
    Password: (last name)

    After logging into Power Applications, one of the largest gateways to employment opportunities on the Internet, you will be verifying your interest in interviewing for the CAD Drafter position. Please verify the information that we currently have on record and supply any additional information required. Any information we receive will be used in making the final hiring determination.

    Thank you for your time and interest.

    Thank You,

    David J. Guzman
    Human Resources

    I do not wish to be considered for future employment.

    Career-Network, Inc.– P.O. Box 618305– Orlando, FL 32861-8305″

    I’ve flagged all of the following postings on Craigslist as “prohibited”; hopefully others will do the same. I’m sure they’ll keep appearing!

    http://huntington.craigslist.org/egr/1160416412.html
    http://batonrouge.craigslist.org/egr/1160505545.html
    http://memphis.craigslist.org/egr/1160485590.html
    http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/egr/1160426187.html
    http://spokane.craigslist.org/egr/1157647625.html
    http://lincoln.craigslist.org/egr/1157702947.html
    http://providence.craigslist.org/egr/1157868597.html
    http://amarillo.craigslist.org/egr/1157479752.html
    http://laredo.craigslist.org/egr/1157615096.html
    http://norfolk.craigslist.org/egr/1157842618.html
    http://anchorage.craigslist.org/egr/1154184774.html
    http://louisville.craigslist.org/egr/1153647808.html
    http://stlouis.craigslist.org/egr/1153958030.html
    http://greensboro.craigslist.org/egr/1154322503.html
    http://raleigh.craigslist.org/egr/1160568681.html
    http://wichita.craigslist.org/egr/1160587241.html

    Take_my_name out of future_employment_considerations.

    CareerNetwork, Inc.
    P.O. Box 618305
    Orlando, FL 32861-8305

    Dear Job Applicant (Human Resource Assistant),

    Our company is currently interviewing for a Human Resource Assistant. The HR Assistant will assist the HR Director, and the position will involve preparing new hire and termination paperwork, assisting with benefits enrollment, ensuring compliance of company policies and procedures, managing the HR Directors calendar and other duties as assigned. This position offers $16.00/hour and includes full benefits, which we will discuss at the time of your interview.

    Jessica, 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 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 Human Resources Assistant position.

    I hope to have your application later today!

    Good Luck,

    L. Barclay
    Human Resources Coordinator

    If you cannot access the webpage through the hyperlink, you can copy and paste the link at the bottom of this invitation into your browser.

    http://get-placednow.com/cmanager3.aspx?em=jrinell@yahoo.com&id=AccTing2_lil51_HumanResourcesRecruiting_05112009_FRI&rd=88739&gs=3&ro=3&j=22809133

    Do_not contact me with future_employment_offers

    CareerNetwork, Inc.
    P.O. Box 618305
    Orlando, FL 32861-830

  6. Scrub says:

    Govern your mom accordingly, Kress.

    You can’t possibly have the stamina and perseverance to go through every single website that has listed the Career Network and its “affiliate sites” (Career-Hub.com, InstantJobsNow.com, CandidateScout.com, etc.) as being fraudulent and post veiled threats. Do a Google search and you will find HUNDREDS of blogs, forums, as well as official scam alert sites that list this same “company” as being a phishing scam.

    I was not contacted for an “interview” as others here have, but I applied for multiple medical jobs for which I was perfectly qualified, and never received any other correspondence, e-mail, or human interaction, but was contacted by a telemarketer some time ago who identified herself from the Career Network and tried to sell me on going back to school, even though I had freshly graduated from college.

    Why don’t you provide US with some written explanation from your “clients”, other than this bullcrap about how they ‘have no control over what the employers do with the information’ (as seen by one of the apparent “execs” from the Career Network on a rip-off/scam alert forum), and tell us why exactly they need to know what cellphone carrier we use and whether we are interested in continuing our education. Perhaps they could explain why they can’t tell who is supposedly vying to hire us because it’s “confidential”? Maybe they could explain why the legitimate Career Hub website has a special section dedicated to informing people that fraudulent e-mails have been sent out under the same name?

    Can’t provide that? Oh, sad, because after having had an immense deal of my time wasted on this nonsense, I am incredibly incensed and WILL be devoting my time to taking action against Career Network and its affiliates.

  7. EccentricEgg says:

    Sadly, in my desperation to find suitable open positions to which I might apply to fulfill my requirements under local unemployment law, I too was duped by this tactic the first time I encountered it. I instantly recognized it for what it was the second time, later the SAME day.

    The postings to which I refer are as follows:

    HR Associate: Confidential
    http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-J4F2E9QXH3C;_ylt=Ai8FfkV97quSIsw6Sw8I3Zj6Q6IX?source=SRP

    PC Help Desk Associate (Muncie)
    http://muncie.craigslist.org/tch/1333093024.html

    I am certainly more wary of ANY job posting listed as confidential, especially if an email is given that is from gmail or some other free-email provider. Once you’ve seen the format of the webpages of the “application” portion of the encounter, you will instantly recognize the VERY similar layout (merely the colour is different, bolding,and content layout are identical) in other such pages regardless of the domain name involved.

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