How do I report a scam?
I applied to numerous jobs on Craigslist and got this letter two days later. It is totally a scam and would like to know how and to who to report it to. It is so disappointing to really need a job and get this, or worse how many people actually fall victim to these scams. Thank you for you input. Dear Applicant, Congratulations! This is a tentative offer of employment for the available warehouse position with Heineken USA. As you know, this position pays a generous hourly wage, plus benefits, and also provides potential to earn both pay increases and growth opportunities into management and executive level positions. We are hiring rapidly at this time, and are fully prepared to make you an employment offer, provided that you comply with the rest of the recruitment terms. This is a full-time position. Depending on your experience and physical ability, you will be working either inside the warehouse in packing and shipping, outside on the truck-loading team, or operating a forklift. These jobs vary in pay as well as physical and mental demands. Your starting wage will be based on your experience level, as well as the results of your preliminary strength and logic aptitude exams. Some experience working in a warehouse setting is preferred, but not required, as fully paid training will be provided. To accept these terms and move on to the final stage of the recruitment process, you must provide us with a current copy of your credit report to go in your employment file. Heineken USA, Inc. has a zero-tolerance policy in regards to theft of company property. Your credit scores and payment history are not important to us; rather it is a means of verifying your identity, and will also serve as your acceptance of the position. Once you fill out the report, an email is automatically generated that notifies us of your acceptance. Upon receiving notfication that you have completed yoru report, we immediately mail your new hire paperwork along with times for your orientation and uniform fitting. Be sure to bring 2 forms of identification with you to the orientation. Your free report can be obtained here: http://usareports.org/employee05779/ This tentative offer of employment will expire in three (3) full business days past the date sent. If you have any questions, please contact me directly. We appreciate your interest in joining the team at Heineken USA, Inc., and hope you decide to come aboard! Tiffany Madrigal Director of Human Resources Heineken USA, Inc. This message contains information from Heineken USA, Inc. that may be confidential and privileged. If you are not an intended recipient, please refrain from any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of this information and note that such actions are prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender immediately.
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I just got this message this morning also. so disappointing when youre actually trying to look for a job and this stuff comes up. It gets you excited and then you read about the scam they turn out to be. The red flag for me was the credit report request. Anyway, I hope youre keeping on and putting out your resume... More
Answered By: Dude - 9/2/2010
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Answered By: Diane - 9/2/2010
I'm glad you recognized the scam. Yes, it's very frustrating for job seekers to get bombarded with fake employment offers... More
Answered By: Jillian - 9/2/2010
I received this email this morning as well. What I did was go into the Heineken website and sent in a comment reporting what happened. Hopefully I'll get a reply soon. Keep at it man. I can't even count the amount of people I've sent resumes to anymore lol. Good luck.
Answered By: Arnet - 9/2/2010
SCAM - any "job offer" that requires you to go to a specific credit check, background check or skills assessment website is always a scam to steal your identity and get your credit card number to max it out. NEVER go to any particular site... More
Answered By: Kittysue - 9/2/2010
So many people here reading and applying to the same ad and receiving the same email, myself included. The thought that comes to my mind is that I bet that not all of us live in the same area and that this scam is wide spread. I am near Chicago, How about everyone else?
Answered By: mikziv - 9/2/2010
Try forwarding to firstname.lastname@example.org
Answered By: thankyoumaskedman - 9/2/2010
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