Here is the email I received from one of their 'phishers' digging for more contacts than just my info they received from one of the official web boards I posted my resume.
----- Original Message -----
From: Employment Express Pro - Radius Staffing Resources - Data Developer
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2008 8:55 AM
Subject: Interested in working with Radius Staffing Resources as a Data Developer?
Dear Michele ,
We're looking for that perfect employee to fill the Data Developer vacancy we currently have open. The resume you have on the Web stood out from all others. Your technology training and background make you a great match for our opportunity. I have included some basic info about the opening.
Radius Staffing Resources
Income growth opportunities
A dedicated professional who is a self starter and has a solid technological background is preferred. If you're interested in applying for this vacancy or learning more about it, please click on the link below. You will be directed to a page that explains the opening in more detail, along with qualifications and responsibilities. If the link doesn't connect, simply access the site by copying the link and pasting it into your browser.
Please allow a couple of days for your application to be processed. Once complete, you will be contacted by our HR department to set up an initial interview.
Sr. Recruiter, CN HR Division
Take_my_name out of future_employment_considerations.
I've been receiving these emails for some time now and only thought that since I'm in the computer industry that they were head hunters looking to fill the many computer jobs available on the east coast. Since I do not wish to live or work on the east coast I only deleted them until I found this website and did a quick search on the company name.
After reading the reports of others and clicking the link myself I feel this company is paying the $1000 plus to gain access to the resumes posted on real websites such as dice.com and monster.com to get their initial base of new email addresses. Once someone clicks the link and followed the online prompts for info and nicely includes their professional references they have just tripled their email database. Selling the email databases along with the personal preferences and personal info such as what cell phone carrier is associated with a certain email address the list suddenly becomes even more valuable.
Please please do not fall for this. If someone decides to contact you as a potential candidate for a job they will include their telephone number. One quick call to the LOCAL number with a polite "I'm sorry, wrong number" will verify the business and you can proceed as you normally would in securing employment.
The way I see it is if they are really interested they will call the phone number posted on my resume. Which posting a valid number on dice.com and monster.com has lead to a few marketing calls but worth the risk.
Michele in CA