ED Magedson – Founder
Career NetworkInternet United States of America
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]....
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.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/09/2010 12:32 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/career-network/internet/internetcareer-networkcareer-network-internet-compan-dd398htm-566796. 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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