- Report: #126189
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Complaint Review: Resume Express International
Resume Express Internationalwww.resumeexpress.ca Internet U.S.A.
Resume Express International almost scammed; job offer via e-mail but requires fee to avail RIPOFF Internet
*Consumer Suggestion: Resume Express SCAM
*Consumer Suggestion: Legitimate Recruiters and Staffing Agencies
*Consumer Comment: Resume Express International - a scam
Hello (My name),
We have just finished reviewing your resume and are pleased to see how your experience perfectly matches the requirements for the position that we need to fill. We are confident that while working for companies outlined on your resume, you have developed skills that would prove invaluable to our continued success. After an extensive review and discussion of your candidacy with our Human Resources team, I would like to invite you on behalf of Resume Express International to consider our offer. Please visit our website to learn about the details of this employment opportunity and I trust that you'll find its rewards quite appealing. I have created a User ID and Password to allow you to login into our website to review our exclusive offer today.
Once, you visit that link, please take a few minutes to browse our site and familiarize yourself with our organization. After learning more about us through the available menu links, please log in into your account under APPLICANT LOG IN box located on the main page. There, you'll be able to review details of our offer and also find the answers to any questions that may arise at the time. Please follow the instructions on that page carefully to confirm the acceptance of our offer by the indicated deadline. Should you fail to respond to this employment opportunity through our website by that deadline, we will assume that you are no longer interested in this position and would invite another applicant in your place without any further consideration given to you in the future. Nonetheless, I will be looking forward to meeting you face to face and we all hope to have you working in just a matter of days.
Resume Express International
P.S. I'll be in meetings today all day but should you experience difficulties with following the simple instructions given on our website, you can still try to get me out of a meeting at 1 (800) 832-3332. Yet, I really hope that you'd be able to accept our offer easily on your own without any of my help over the phone and will not miss that crucial deadline. I'll thank you for it personally later.
Here are my reasons why I think this is not a legitimate company:
1. You will notice, the job position being offered was not mentioned at all in the letter. A legitimate offer letter would atleast have mentioned the job opening.
2. The letter made it sound that after an extensive consideration that they have finally decided to offer the position to me. Huh? I never even applied for this company let alone go to any of their interviews for them to deem that I am fit for the job.
3. A usual offer letter would not sound this desperate. Note the PS at the bottom. I called the number but it was unavailable. Hmmm.. makes you wonder if it was a just a fluke that their phone is not working at that time I called, or there is no such phone at all!
4. Still doesn't sound like a scam? Wait till you hear this. There is a deadline for the application. I just received the e-mail this morning and the deadline is tonight!! What's the rush?
Ok, at the back of my mind, out of desperation, I still think that this might be a ligitimate offer. So, I checked their website. Here's what I found out.
1. About us page - no mention of the location of the company nor any contact information. This was really odd for me. The page only talked about their service. Upon signing up and after submitting your resume, they in turn will send your application to potential employers. They will provide reports on what company checked out your resume. Sounds good, just like an agency. I looked through the site but I couldn't find the job that they were offering me in the letter. So, I logged in with the provided username and password.
2. Lo and behold to my surprise, they are requiring me to give a "donation" of $29US/$39CAD to be able to access their service. If they are not able to find me a job, they will refund my money 100% and if they did, they will keep the money and consider it as your donation. Ok, 100% refundable sounds good, but it did not say upto when they willl look for a job for me. Example, in three months my money is refundable if they were not able to hook me up with the potential employer. If this is a true offer letter, it should not require me to pay anything. It would be much better if like other agencies, they would only deduct payment from me if I found a job through them. Other than that, they should not require me to pay an upfront fee.
3. They claim that they are a non profit organization..isn't is ironic?
Just so you know, after receiving this e-mail, I immediately checked rip-off report for any complaints about this company. I didn't find any here so that's why I am filling this report now for people to be aware of such company. Good thing, checked out their website and used my commmon sense. Scams like preys on people desperately looking for a chance to earn a living. It's up for you to judge.. good luck and may you not be scammed.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/06/2005 06:16 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Resume-Express-International/internet/Resume-Express-International-almost-scammed-job-offer-via-e-mail-but-requires-fee-to-avai-126189. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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