So I am searching the internet on careerbuilder, and I see an ad for VP marketing. It's run by a company called CDR Research. I am a marketing executive and I am looking for a six-figure job in Arizona.
I get called by a fellow named Brian Randall from a company called CDR Group Inc. The website is http://www.cdrcompanies.com. I found out later its owned by is wife, Ann Randall.
We had a nice conversation about my backgound for 45 minutes. I felt there was some genuine interest in my background. He asked me to go online and email a copy of my resume in word at this address: email@example.com.
He then says he will talk to some of his clients to see if there may be a fit, and asks if I can come in for a visit. I set up a meeting with him and visit him in his offices.
When I visited, he made a nice impression, but then I was shocked when he started to sell me an advance fee career counseling service. I said STOP NOW!!!
Years ago, I used to live in Houston and I bought a service from some local company. Needless to say they scammed me. I paid them thousands of dollars for basically nothing. It was pure bait ans switch.
I could not get my money back, but some reporter in Houston wrote an article that I think put them out of business. Here's the link: http://www.houstonpress.com/2005-08-25/news.fool-s-gold/
CDR Group does the same thing they do. Say thanks but no thanks. Stay away from this firm. The phone number they use is 602-264-7717. The fax is 602-264-3358. Do not respond to a request for an interview!!!!!!!!!!!!!!