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Old 01-11-11, 10:23 PM
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

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My Hardon Collider is working just fine, thank you very much.
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Old 01-11-11, 10:40 PM
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

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You need to report this. Not sure to whom but it's clearly a scam that could harm people.

I was joking when I asked if you found this job on Craigslist, since I thought that would make the answer very obvious.
I've answered a lot of ads on Craigslist, and if I look at certain TYPES of jobs (administrative), I've gotten this exact scam back about 10% of the time. Seriously. It's especially common in jobs geared towards the young or inexperienced, anyone who might be applying for "entry-level" jobs, which is irritating because so many of us are applying for even the entry-level jobs.

The only way I've mostly cut out these scams are to watch for ads that 1) have very few details and/or are very generic, and 2) the pay/incentive is high for the job described. It's a phishing scam, they're out to get your SSN, and I'd report it, but it's just so COMMON.



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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

I almost hate to say it, but our state legislators in Illinois may actually get one right (for a change) ... we are one of sixteen states that are considering banning pre-employment credit checks (unless a bona fide reason can be presented). http://thesouthern.com/news/local/ar...cc4c03286.html

Now if we can get them to restrict insurance companies from being able to use your credit score to determine how much your car insurance should cost ...

And, obligatory Otter comment ... you should have peed in his butt before asking any further questions.
Old 01-12-11, 07:37 AM
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

^ maybe by illegal citizens he means those who pee in his butt? so they are having alot of trouble with people who pee in his butt.

Seriously, for anyone who thinks I was stupid for even considering applying, the job paid pretty good and looked legit when I sent my resume. I was reluctant to do the credit report and figured I would post here and see if anyone had advice. I wasnt trying to pad my post count and we all have seen alot more ridiculous questions/advice asked other than this. Really don't see anything wrong with that and for those that helped me thank you.
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

Originally Posted by Deadman31 View Post
Is this normal? I sent them my resume. Here is part of the email they sent me back.

to move on to the next stage of the recruitment
process, you must provide us with a current copy of your credit
report/score to go in your employment file. The distribution center
has been having trouble hiring illegal citizens, and this prevents
from that happening. 'blankity blank' Warehouse is requesting to pre-screen all
possible candidates for their credit score.

Your credit report/score will not matter, as it's rather an easy means
of verifying your identity and valid citizenship in the US. Below will
be a link to obtain your credit score for just a $2 processing fee. Once done, we
will be notified and process you for in person interview.

I am a little leery of doing this. Has anyone had any experience with this?

Sounds like a scam.
Old 01-12-11, 08:17 PM
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

Well, I consider myself a fairly intelligent person and several years ago, got duped by an email telling me I needed to verify and update my account (ebay I think). It was after I did it that I realized that the site the email linked to did not have ebay anywhere in the http address, but was made to LOOK like ebay.

So.... shit happens.
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

Originally Posted by arminius View Post
I would say go straight to craig himself.
that made lol

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