I was applying for jobs online when I received this response to one of the applications:
We have reviewed over 15 applications and we have narrowed our selection down to five. Congratulations, you are one of the five applicants we would like to interview by the end of next week! We have two positions open.
Job will require: Excellent written and oral communication skills to perform general administrative duties including answering phones and taking messages, preparing mailings, ordering and maintaining supplies, copy work, filing, emailing, and typing correspondence. We will give more specific details at the interview.
Hours: 9:00 AM ? 5:00 PM (We can make hours flexible if necessary).
Pay: $13 - $16 an hour (we will decide final salary after interview based on experience)
Benefits Package: Medical, dental, vision, disability/life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flex medical spending plan, vacation/sick days and 401K
The position will require you to work in a high financial environment so it's our corporate policy that we do a financial verification check on all employees to verify applicant registration info. Its corporate policy that we have applicants sent through our link so we are compliant with the U.S employment standards act. Please copy and paste this link into your browser and complete the free report now: http://xtremesolutionz.info?id=d8b668fc23 Fill out the form and indicate that you want the free report. PLEASE DO NOT email us your report. Instead print it out and bring a copy to the interview as we will need to have it on file. Since this is just a pre-screen formality your actual score will not affect your chances of being hired. Please take a few minutes to do this now.
After completing the score report please reply stating:
-The best time for us to hold the interview. Morning (8-12) or evening (1-5)
-2 references for us to contact should we feel the need too.
-The account reference number you received after you completed the credit check (we will cross-check with our records at the interview).
I will call and confirm your interview upon completion of the above. If you are no longer looking for employment please respond with your name and 'not interested' in the subject field so I can better shuffle through all the mail I get and take you off the applicant list. Once again, thank you for your interest in the position. Please remember to complete the credit request above now and reply with the best time to hold the interview.
I was a little skeptical at first, but some institutions do require credit checks. Due to the high volume of applications/resumes I submitted today I wasn't sure which job this was a reponse to. When the credit reporting agency asked me for my social security number I got a little nervous and decided to do some checking. Right away I saw the story of a woman who had tried to rent a house and had been sent to the same creditreport.com website and had discovered it was a fraud. Be very careful with any dealings with craigslist, unfortunately preditors have made it into an unsafe environment for people like me who are just trying to find a job and make a living.