After responding to a post on craigslist about a job at a newly opened store, I responded to their post as a follow-up. It had the store name and company info in the write-up and seemed very legitimate. The next day I got an email with a link in it to check my credit, before I can interview. I thought this seemed very fishy so i googled the link "www.national-credit-score.org" and found a report from this site,( Report: #702251) which was exactly the email I received, but with a different name. I also googled the email address attached, which was fake as well.
Thank you so much for your interest in this position. I appreciate you contacting us.
I would like to take the next step with you. However, before I am able to schedule a formal meeting, my company will require that you acquire a recent (past 2-3 business weeks) credit score. We started this because our company had some bad incidents with prior employees taking advantage of having access to a company credit card.
The hiring company prefers it that you use http://www.national-credit-score.org/###### to receive your credit report as they are offering the check for free to you unlike other places. We also discovered that their scores always reported back contain the most accurate information, but feel free to use any service you like.
Once you submit all of the required information, they will show your personal report. Please print it out and save it for your records. Please DO NOT EMAIL me the entire report, as it will have private content. You will need printed report for the personal meeting. If you have a lower than expected credit score, it will never prevent you from a position with us. I had a fairly low score when I started.
Once your finished please e-mail me your phone number that you can be easily reached, and your availability to arrange an interview.
Personally, I am hoping to fill this position with a new friendly face and am looking forward to your quick response.
I just reported the post on craigslist. Hope this helps someone else.