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- December 2, 2006 at 10:03 pm #200103AnonymousInactive
SCAM – do not click on any link. This is a very common scam on Craigslist – it’s even on their scam warnings
DO NOT SUBMIT TO CREDIT CHECKS OR BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR A JOB OR FOR HOUSING UNTIL YOU HAVE MET THE INTERVIEWER OR LANDLORD/AGENT IN PERSON.
These are all fake credit check sites that exist ONLY to steal your identity. There is NO job. Read the FTC’s recent Consumer Alert about these fake credit score sites
“You may have seen Web sites or received unsolicited email offering credit reports, sometimes for free. Be aware that some of these online operators may not actually provide credit reports, but may be using these sites as a way to capture your personal information. From there, they may sell your information to others who may use it commit fraud, including identity theft.
This is a variation on “phishing,” also called “carding,” a high-tech scam that uses spam or fraudulent Web sites to deceive consumers into disclosing their credit card numbers, bank account information, Social Security numbers, passwords, and other sensitive information.”
There is NEVER a need to send anyone a credit score BEFORE you even verify the company is legit and you want them to have this confidential information. If they want to hire you and it’s a financial position where a credit report may be required, you have to give them written authorization to run a report on you, and the company will pay for it. But that’s the last step in the recruitment process, not the first
Report that post to Craigslist to get the job removed before someone actually falls for it and has their identity stolen
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