A rather ingenious idea came in from reader Dan this week and to be honest, I’m kind of disappointed in myself for not thinking of it first.
I’m an occasional visitor to your blog. I like how you cut through the crap to find real opportunities, even though I’m too apathetic to actually pursue any of them.
I have a suggestion if you are interested in keeping abreast of the latest scams: post a resume on careerbuilder.com. I’m currently looking for a job and have posted resumes on several sites, but apparently most of them are good at keeping scammers from creating employer accounts and downloading resumes. Not careerbuilder–it’s seems to be green pastures for scammers to run amok.
On careerbuilder.com I get 3 or 4 offers a day for payment processing, data entry, and insurance sales jobs. Yeah I know the sales one might not be a scam but it’s still slimy since I don’t have any sales experience and didn’t indicate an interest in sales. Probably some MLM crap.
On the other hand, you might want to focus on GOOD opportunities rather than scambusting. But I have to admit, I find the scambusting more entertaining.
Thanks for the great site, keep it up!
Great advice, right? This has been my project for the week. I’ve created a few fake resumes with personalities I feel would be most likely to get scammed. I have a resume for a stay at home mom looking for telecommuting work and a fresh out of college graduate looking for his first job.
I’ll be collecting names, email addresses, and phone numbers and will post them to the blog. I’m also working on a few pages which outlines and details the biggest scams running around today. That way I can just link to those pages instead of typing the same old scam explanation with each post.
I think my inbox is about to get flooded.
Wish me luck.