craigslist SCAM ALERT
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.
FUN FACT: If you are able to determine a scammer’s “affiliate ID” and report it to their affiliate marketing program, this will often result in termination of the scammer, and confiscation of the scammer’s ill-gotten gains by the affiliate program.
orlando craigslist > jobs > admin/office jobs
Office Assistant (Orlando)
Date: 2011-12-23, 10:36AM EST
Reply to: email@example.com [Errors when replying to ads?]
- Location: Orlando
- Compensation: 12.50-14.50 per hour
- Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
- Phone calls about this job are ok.
- Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.