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Help me see if job offer is scam

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by HeaDeKBaT, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. HeaDeKBaT

    HeaDeKBaT Newbie

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    First of all hello all! My first post and I wasn't sure where to post it. I saw you guys have a "shiТ list" but since this is unconfirmed I thought this shouldn't go there. So I'm trying to find a job, and after many applications I get a response (next day, on a Sunday). It looks like an automated response, where they invite me to a webinar and ask me what time I'd like to pick.

    Message :
    Thank you for your recent application for the Customer Service Professional position. After reviewing your resume, our Human Resources Manager has determined that you would be a great fit for our team! We are delighted to invite you for an informational interview via an online webinar. Please select the best day and time from the sessions listed below:
    8PM-9PM* | Wednesday, February 5th
    1PM-2PM* | Thursday, February 6th
    8AM-9AM* | Friday, February 7th
    4PM-5PM* | Tuesday, February 11th

    * Times are Eastern Standard

    >> It is imperative that you confirm one of the scheduled interviews above with our Human Resources Department no later than Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 8PM EST.

    Choose one (1) of the methods to confirm:
    Online: (can't post) select date/time and confirm.
    Email: Reply to this emai or directly to (can't post) provide session date/time.

    Sincerely,

    BLGM - Human Resources

    Questions?

    Please contact Admissions Support Monday-Saturday 8AM-6PM Eastern Standard Time. Email us at (can't post) with your full name and telephone number. Visit our Online Chat through our website (can't post) or by phone at 866-490-0289 Ext. 5.


    So I went to their website, and read their admission process...

    The Process

    1. Submit application and resume via email to (can't post)Application Packet
    >> After review of candidate information, an interview session is scheduled.

    2. Submit a $30.00 Administration fee via Web Store. wow... just wow

    3. Complete the automated voice assessment.

    4. Background check will be submitted.

    5. Complete CSP Certification 101.

    6. Upon successful completion of CSP 101, enroll in client course.

    * Admissions Process time frame is 5-7 business days.



    Then I went to see that their domain was registered on December 18, Facebook page on 23rd and twitter around same time. All are pretty empty and all with marketing info about hiring people.
    Ok, so I'm not an idiot, I know a pretty obvious scam if I see one, I just want to be 100% sure that way if I get to actually talk to anyone I can be as smartass as I can and just rub it in their face :D
    So I can't post links, so just google BLG Multiservices it will be first website (other than Facebook page)

    If you can find more definitive proof that would help a lot. I just don't want to look like an idiot if by some miracle they are legit.
     
  2. Hugh Hrefer

    Hugh Hrefer Newbie

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    Hmm I remember something similar when I was looking for a job. Short story: I didn't apply because it reeked of MLM and the whole setup was very ad-hoc: a floor in a building, everybody student and bright-eyed idiot was going in for the interview. They told me that the application fee was for the books and materials I would need to study to pass the course, and of course the only place to buy the books was from them. The interviewers were terrible, very robotic and scripted - put me off instantly.

    Nose around, ask the interviewer questions, get the vibe of the whole setup. Don't get me wrong, if you can make it in MLM and network marketing, you can probably make it anywhere as you'll learn sale skills/discipline that you wouldn't have the opportunity anywhere else. But that's only if that's what you want. If not, there are other places to get a job.
     
  3. Mr.Whitehat

    Mr.Whitehat Senior Member

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    search google with the name and u'll find if its scam or not. or input the sentences of the text
     
  4. Asif WILSON Khan

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  5. HeaDeKBaT

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    Thanks guys... actually google didnt turn up anything about it probably because it's so new... that was pretty much the whole reason I wanted some reassurance.

    Is vistaprint a free host that they often use?
     
  6. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I think they get a month free trial, nobody serious uses it.

    I checked the PP of that site and it is linked to something called Pookiepoo's Keepsakes & Favors http://www.pookiepoos.com

    Don't bother using them.
     
  7. MadStacks

    MadStacks BANNED BANNED

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    It is a scam I personally never heard of any company charging you money to work for them!
    Pretty low thing to do scamming people who probably are already down on their luck looking for work.
     
  8. souldetective

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    they are not hiring but mugging....