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Old 01-10-11, 11:51 AM
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Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

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?
Old 01-10-11, 11:53 AM
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

Did you find this job on craigslist?
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Yes I did. another reason to be concerned I guess.
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

Sounds sketchy to me. I've never had legitimate employment that required me to pay money at any step along the way.
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

Sounds fishy to me. I wouldn't do it.
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

I could see if I was handling money or something along those lines.
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

Bet they're going to ask for money to fund your first paycheck.
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

Really? All that e-mail is missing is a reference to Nigeria.
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

The distribution center has been having trouble hiring illegal citizens, and this prevents from that happening


Are those the exact words? Because 1) That's poorly worded, and 2) No company would publicly admit such a thing.
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

What the hell is an "illegal citizen" anyway?
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

No way in hell. Scam.
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ok guys. I just noticed the strange wording too. illegal citizens? I think you are right. Ill happily pass I am having a hell of a day as it is dont need anymore problems.
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

thats awesome
but that credit report may have provided them with alot of useful information!
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

I sent an email back.

Kyle,

I am not interested in sending you any of my financial info. I have never heard of having to pay for my credit score in applying for a job. I could see if it was a job handling money, but this is a warehouse position. What on earth is an illegal citizen anyway?

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

By the way your headline is misleading. Where does it say this is a job offer? Sounds like your just a "possible candidate". For what I'm not sure.
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

Originally Posted by Deadman31 View Post
I sent an email back.

Kyle,

I am not interested in sending you any of my financial info. I have never heard of having to pay for my credit score in applying for a job. I could see if it was a job handling money, but this is a warehouse position. What on earth is an illegal citizen anyway?

Thanks
You should have created a fake credit report and sent that along.
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

I left off some of the email. I guess it wasnt exactly a job offer but its close.

The email you replied to is a tentative offer of employment
for the available warehouse position
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

Originally Posted by juanmgonzalez View Post
You should have created a fake credit report and sent that along.

hopefully he replies telling me what an illegal citizen is.

Can you actually create fake credit reports? Do people actually do this?
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

Originally Posted by Deadman31 View Post
Can you actually create fake credit reports? Do people actually do this?
Illegal citizens do it all the time.
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maybe I should email him back asking if he can also explain the difference between a tit and a breast.
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

Originally Posted by eXcentris View Post
Illegal citizens do it all the time.
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

You can always request a free copy of your credit report and send it to them.
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

I have had employers run a credit check on me but it was because I was given a company credit card. But they didn't ask me to pay to run the report.

For stacking boxes in a warehouse I can't imagine a credit report being needed.
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Re: Job offer but they are asking me to pay for a credit report

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.
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who exactly would I report this to? craigslist?

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