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Furure News 2.0!! Bogus job listings reported on Craigs List
Soon it will be discovered that the same thing is going on at the state employment websites.
So I realize my Bogus Jobs listings story may be slightly ahead of its time.
Thats how Future News 2.0 works. You need only to look and see for yourself.
http://wyoming.craigslist.org/cgi-bin/jobs.cgi?&category=trd/ for the webpage
Here is the text:
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.
Just remember you heard it here first! FUTURE NEWS 2.0 !