I had applied for a position that I found in craigslistcharlottesville
(http://charlottesville.craigslist.org (note: the job has since been removed from Craigslist) The job application was sent to : kellybabermqqf (if you want I can supply e-mail addresses for Kelly and Jessica.
I received the following e-mail from Auth Media:
Thursday, December 04, 2008 9:51 AM
AuthMedia job application (second stage) Re: Legal Clerk Charlottesville (Charlottesville)
Thank you for having interest and taking the time to reply to our job
opening here at Auth Media. We are pleased to tell you that you have
been selected into the final screening process
This job will be a rewarding and profitable career choice and we offer
our employees the best salary and health packages available. We
believe a happy worker is the key to a growth oriented company.
As part of our routine background check on all employees we require
all applicants who have reached this stage to do a routine credit
check to verify your details.
This check is totally free to you and all details are totally confidential.
Please note: We can not and will not use any bad credit to deny your
application (your credit is not important to us), this is simply to
verify your employment history and Social Security number.
To get your free credit report we suggest using this provider
Once you have received your report please send it along with your
current cv to our human resources department email@example.com
Once again thanks for your interest in the position, we look forward
to working with you in the near future.
Jessica Cooper (human resources dept Auth Media)
As it turns out. I could not find any Auth Media on the internet, when you do a search for Auth Media, you come up with several websites that are reporting questionable behavior on their part. I went thru the whole sign-up process on the "http://tinyurl.com/AuthMediaFreeReport" web site. and I still have not received any free or otherwise credit report from them. When you go to this website and complete the required information, you are actually being signed up for three different things, ie: Credit Diagnosis, Your Savings Club and Identity Diagnosis.
After determining that this was some sort of scam, I called the toll free numbers given and cancelled my membership, in return I received an e-mail from each of the entities named above confirming that my membership had been cancelled. Incidentually one of the numbers given was the number for Xerox - service department.
It seems that what they are doing is sending business to a central entity that enters a membership to each of the above mentioned parts of the organization.
They seem to make their money from people who are too busy to notice the 'this membership will incur monthly charges, unless cancelled by you' notice.