• Report: #566796

Complaint Review: Career Network

  • Submitted: Tue, February 09, 2010
  • Updated: Mon, February 22, 2010

  • Reported By: Hello Kitty — Georgia United States of America
Career Network
Internet United States of America

Career Network Internet Company "I worked for them." RIPOFF! Internet

*Author of original report: response to kathy

*Consumer Comment: Career Network, possible scam

*Author of original report: response to Chris from Charlotte

*UPDATE Employee: Career Network

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If you feel silly falling for Career Network when using them to find jobs, at least you did not think that you were actually working for them!  One day I was on the iternet looking for jobs and I forget exactly how but I signed up for a phone iterview.  OOh, this sounded good.  I did think, "wow a little easy" but went along anyways.  The day of the interview was good, it was a conference call with who knows how many people (suckers, including me) on one call, and we followed along on our computers with a slide show.  It was a little fishy, no mailing address, phone numbers, blah blah.  Just a couple of peoples' email addresses.  But, the presentation pulled me in because it sounded like a lagit thing.  The first company that was displayed in the presentation was "The Internet Company" and then "Career Network".  So I gues "The Internet Company" is associated with "Career Network". [continued below]....

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Anyways, we would be independent contractors.  We would not be employees of the company.  This made it seem even more lagit to me because they were willing to state that.  (I have been an independant contractor before and knew how it worked).  Our job would be to post jobs on Craigslist and then respond to the emails that we recieved about those jobs.  In the email responses we send would be a link to Career Network with an application for that specific job.  When a person would fill out an application, if they clicked yes to "opt-in" to recieve more info. about their education, then we would get 25 cents.  Sounds ok right?  They projected that for about 15-20 hours we could make 250-400$ dollars and even more with more hours etc.  They even said we have potential to move up in the company really fast.  They even said that we could work from home or go into their office! (Granted they never said where there office was, I just know it was in Florida).  (I am in Georgia).  Anyways, I will try to make an even longer story short. 

After a couple of days my manager that I am supposed to report to, stopped instant messaging me back and stopped emailing me back.  My Craigslist account was also put on hold.  I have been trying to get a hold of the couple of email addresses I have for the company, but no one will respond to me.  Craigslist will not email me with why my account is on hold.  Thanks to the instant message system us workers could see who our manager would talk with so I could IM them if I wanted to see if the same thing had happened to them.  One other personr responded saying the same thing and that it was a scam, he had looked it up on the internet.  I cannot believe I was actually posting for those what I think is criminals.  Poor people especially in this economy including myself getting scammed.  Well, this is just so others out there can see my story and think twice.  Thanks, ripoff report.  Also Craigslist had nothing to do with anything.  I think they are a great service, and they are obviously doing there job well when they put my account on hold!!  Keep up the good work.


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#1 Author of original report

response to kathy

AUTHOR: Hello Kitty - (United States of America)

Thank you for sharing.  I am glad you put up a post.  Your right, maybe it has something to do with the money because Craigslist never asked me to pay anything.  Something is fishy and I will definately keep you posted on what I hear or any new developements that come along via ripoff report.  Thanks.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Career Network, possible scam

AUTHOR: Kathy - (United States of America)

I too had the same experience that you did.  I attended via phone the interview process and also the training.  Then I was given all the info I needed to start posting jobs on Craigs List but when I attempted to post I was told by craigslist that it would cost $25 per job posted.  I then sent an email to my "manager" asking why I was being told this would cost to post when during the training I was told it was for free.  So far I have not had a response to that email. 

I am feeling the same way you are and thinking this is a scam.  I was very skeptical about it all along but thought it sounded legit and probably wouldn't make a bunch of money but it beat sitting around playing solitaire or farmville while I wait for a real job to come along. 

If you hear anything please let me know and I will post on here if I hear any response from them as well.  I wonder if your craigslist account was put on hold because you have not paid for the jobs you posted?  Once I saw that fee at the top of the page, I never went any further with the posting.  And I too feel that craigslist is innocent in this if it is a scam.  And if it is a scam, what are they doing to us?  I provided my resume to them via the initial email that came through when I was searching for a job on craigslist but other than contact info I didn't give them anything else.  Let's hope we won't be the victims of identity theft or something like that.  Thanks for your post.  At least I know I am not alone. 

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AUTHOR: Hello Kitty - (United States of America)

Thank you for responding, Chris from Charlotte.  I read what you wrote.  So, your experience with the company has been good?  Have your Craigslist accounts been put on hold?  I have been getting the emails with conferences on them trying to fix the problem, but I have not recieved any info. on how to get my Craigslist accounts back up!  What is their solution for that?  I have run out of phone numbers to use for Craigslist accounts.  I would really like to know if you have still been posting for them everyday or not.  I do think that the jobs are real, and I also realize that they would not try to get all of these people to be media buyers for them if it did not work.  I have yet to send them my 1099 form so I can get paid for the few optins I got before my Craigslist accounts were shut down, because what if it is a scam? I am not comfortable yet giving them my personal information until I get some answers!! Let me know if you get your money and how things are going, maybe you can change my experience, because in your response that you wrote to my article you did not answer very many questions, or show evidence that this is actually working for you and that I am wrong!! Please, prove me wrong, because this would be a great job to continue with.  It is a dream come true job to me that I hope really exists.  Thanks.
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#4 UPDATE Employee

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AUTHOR: Chris - (U.S.A.)

I have read with interest the stories on your report about Career Network. I am one of the media buyers that they spoke about. The problems with un-timely responses are true, but I am in a series of training calls and they are addressing these problems. At least one person actually got a job through the website, that's something that indicates that the postitions are real.

No one actually talks about getting anything ripped off. None of this costs anything and if you choose not to continue, that's your call.

I am willing to give it my best effort, and if it doesn't work, then I'll have learned something. Nothing ventured, nothing gained

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