I found this advertisement through a local newspaper job listings. The paper sent me to the Yahoo website.
I read the job description and thought: "Eureka! just the job I have been looking for!!" I have all the proper qualifications, more than enough experience.
I hit "Apply Now". I guess that is when the little voice kicked in: why does an employment agency want to know if I want to further my education; I chose the "NO" button and continued. Oh, look! now they want to know if I want to "repair my credit". OK, I guess someone has to pay for the website. Choose "NO" again.
I finally got to the application. Lucky for me they did not ask for my SS# (which I would not have given anyway!). But now they have my Date of birth, my employment history for the last 15 years, my resume, etc.
The following day I got a letter from this supposed company asking for "A minimum of 4, preferrably 5, personal and professional references to include valid e-mail addresses and phone numbers. Being the avid job seeker I provided them. Thank goodness I did not give out home numbers on any of my friends or business references.
I only wish I had listened to "the little voice" sooner. I did try to look up the employment company but it just kept sendng me to unrelated sights. I dropped the ball and am embarrased to admit it but hopefully others will be warned by my experience.
CHECK IT OUT FIRST!!! If you don't find a phone number or fax number and/or a valid e-mail address don't waste your time. I only hope they don't have anything that can cause me financial or reputation harm. Only time will tell.
I have spent 3 days waiting in vain for further information on my "dream job" and found out quite by accident about this website and that the company is a fake to get e-mail addresses on my personal contacts.