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URS Corp. needs credit score for hire? Scam or not?

My sister applied for a job with URS Corp. off of Craigslist ans got this e-mail. "Hello Thank you so much for your interest in our opportunity. I appreciate you contacting us. In case our posting was not clear, some of the responsibilities of this position are as follows: * You will be answering the phone and taking messages when applicable * You will be scheduling the company meetings * Running errands for the company for things such as purchasing supplies and making bank deposits. * You will be provided with a company car. * While you are running errands, you will also be given one of our company credit card(s) for all business purchases. You definitely seem one of the more qualified people than others we have received emails. I would like to take the next step with you; however, before I can set up an interview, we will require that you obtain a recent (past 14-21 business days) credit report. We at URS Corporation enforce this because we have unfortunately had some bad experiences with prior employees taking advantage of having access to company credit card. In recent studies, we have also discovered people that have lower than usual scores are linked to more fraud at place of employment. Again, in order to preserve ourselves we will require any applicants to fill out a credit report, at zero cost to you. Both myself and URS Corporation heavily prefer it if you Click Here to acquire this information as they are currently offering a credit report, at zero cost to you (If you go through the link, we can cover any costs or fees). We at URS Corporation have also found that their scores always report back the most factual and accurate information compared to others. All potential applicants are to complete this step as suggested by our branch of the BBB(Better Business Bureau). Once you submit all of the required information, they will show your personal report. Please print it out and save it for your records. Please do not email me the entire report, as it will have private content. We can disscuss it when we meet in person. If you have a lower than expected credit score, it will never prevent you from a position with us. I had a fairly low score when I started. Once your finished please e-mail me your credit score and phone number that you can be easily reached, and your availability to arrange an interview. Personally, I am hoping to fill this position with a new friendly face and am looking forward to your quick response. Kind Regards, Jason Smith URS Corporation and Technologies | HR Dept. " from Shanaewebb599@yahoo.com the company itself seems pretty legit Ilooked up the website, stock index for it, and wikipedia. But, the email itself threw me off, why isnt it a company email, and it does sound legit, if you have too much debit you dont get a security clearence with the government(same theory). But does this come off as a scam to you guys? thats exactly what i thought, why would he not use the company email: somethingdudehiring@urscorp.com or something to that extent.

Asked By: mohammed s - 1/17/2011
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Its a SCAM i got the same email from a Richard Dave. don't go any further with it... More
Answered By: !~Farah~! . - 1/23/2011
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IT IS A SCAM! BE AWARE! A Yahoo email address??? C'mon, use common sense.
Answered By: Jason - 1/17/2011
 
Total Scam. There is a rogue affiliate for OneTechnologies.com posting those ads all over the place. You click that link and pay for a credit report and that affiliate gets a cut of the proceeds.
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Answered By: jcharlesmith - 1/18/2011
 
wow. my brother applied for it too. but the hr was a girl by the name michelle. it is a total scam. the horrible thing was that he sent them his credit report attached to email! oh man, they have all his info.
Answered By: kou - 1/19/2011
 
I got the same email today and thought it was here is my email... More
Answered By: jennifer - 1/19/2011
 
Seeing that all of the above as well as myself have received the EXACT SAME WORDED EMAIL in what appears to be a "form letter" makes me cautious and suspicious of the legitimacy of the company. Where indeed is the company letterhead? Where's the HR contact number (in case someone has questions that needed answering... More
Answered By: JOBSeeker - 1/20/2011
 
Hi, I got the same carbon copy of an email response from them. Im not responding because it sounds very suspect. The first thing out thier mouth is a "credit report". They didnt even ask for me to officially apply yet. something doesnt sound right. Usually when your gut tells this stick with it.
Answered By: Punkin - 1/20/2011
 
I applied for this receptionist job too (off of Craigslist) and got this exact response today! From a "Richard Dave" but when I looked a little further at the reply-path of the e-mail, the name read: alejandrahayes32@yahoo.com... More
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Answered By: Angela Serrano - 1/20/2011
 
I, as well, just received the exact same email after applying for a receptionist job off of Craigslist. It didn't sit well for me for several reasons: in the body of the email, she refers to her company as URS and in her signature she signs with DRS. Oops! Also, there are misspelled words (or mis-used words throughout... More
Answered By: Ashley - 1/20/2011
 
Scam. Uses the URS Technologies and URS Corporation. 2 Completely different companies. Any company that wants your credit report will actually have you sign a form giving them permission to do a credit check on you. Also, the closing is signed by several different people. The e-mail addresses don't belong to the... More
Answered By: Jen Harris - 1/20/2011
 
The signature portion on my reply email is from a Jennifer Smith with return email address eugenia45198@yahoo.com. This most definitely has to be a scam - indeed a very deceptive one as URS Corp is coming up having a local business address in my city. Lesson learned: no job searching on Craigslist.
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Answered By: Reachingstars - 1/20/2011
 
SCAMMM!! Hahah I think it's a scam because I just received the same email and I was curious if it was a scam or not... I searched his name and this was the first link to come up. So I have come to a consensus that this is indeed a scam... lol
Answered By: chelsea h - 1/21/2011
 
i just got the EXACT same email. glad i googled this guy before going any further with the "hiring process"!!!
Answered By: Paige - 1/22/2011
 
I recieved the same thing from a couple different places. Its totally a scam. People just need to be careful with craigslist because there are a lot of scams out there for jobs.
Answered By: Elizabeth - 1/22/2011
 
yeah I just got the same email. Plus its a good thing to note that mine was from a Jennifer Smith but her email is jeanie2350@yahoo.com. So the email address for her isn't consistent!
Answered By: Gusty - 1/22/2011
 
I got the same one also... Jennifer Smith but her email is tammy71134@yahoo.com!!! BULLSHIT
Answered By: sky - 1/23/2011
 
I got the same response/same email-however jennifer smiths e-mail was bernadette16244@yahoo.com. scam scam scam-don't respond
Answered By: lucy - 1/23/2011
 
I received the same exact letter in response to my application but it came from Jennifer Smith not Jason Smith. I asked her to call me as I wanted to be certain this wasn't a scam and she never responded. Although the company name is legitimate I am leery about the policy. I don't mind applying for my credit score... More
Answered By: Mellie Touchet - 1/24/2011
 
wow! im really surprise that all of you were also leery about this job! i thought it was just my crazy self overreacting, but good thing i checked it out too! usually when things are too good to be true, they are! A COMPANY CAR?! COMPANY CAR? im just the receptionist, i wonder what everyone else gets! lol but i emailed... More
Answered By: MarandaG - 1/24/2011
 
I say the same as most of the others on this URS company email. All of us got emails from a common named person i.e. ?? Smith with several different yahoo email addresses. My gut feeling is, never give your SS# upfront or credit reports to anyone or any employer, unless the job offer is there, and you have met in... More
Answered By: Janice - 1/24/2011
 
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