Sep 17, 2010

Scam Alert... Craig's List Job Posting

While looking for work on Craig's List, I got sucked into a scam...
It seemed odd that they'd want my Credit Report for a Job Interview...

I really don't have time for this, and have other things I need to attend to. But I feel that I must post a scam if I run into it.

I Goggled the companies name, and got 0 hits. That's odd!
Nothing for ELD Property Management, but mentioned an ELL Property Management

So, I checked out their URL..
If you think you're dealing with a scamer site check their URLS Age here:

Seems they've also gone by ELL Property Management.
On Craig's List - Cleveland, OH
They posted this... Note the lack of a space 'NeededImmediate'


Technical Support NeededImmediate Start (Cleveland)

Date: 2010-09-15, 3:14AM EDT
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]

We are looking for best-in-class client-side support people to support our growing presence.
They will offer quality hands-on technical support to internal customers through all available channels while exceeding their expectations at every chance.

The successful Technician will be extremely client focused and motivated by team success. You will require a keen eye for recognizing inefficiency and take the initiative to simplify processes for their customers. You will not be afraid to relentlessly escalate and consistently higher the standards for talent and client service. You will be innovative, energetic, and able to adapt to new processes and procedures quickly while dealing with a high volume of requests. You will be dedicated, flexible, and have demonstrated the ability to maintain high levels of productivity whilst working alone.

- Formal training, classwork and/or degree is preferred.
- Strong communication and business skills are necessary to ensure a high level of client satisfaction.

Location: Cleveland
Compensation: $18 per hour
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
PostingID: 1954798859

You get an email from
Agnes Lafever
That looks like this...


Hello Randy,

Thank you for your interest and your recent resume submission. My name is Agnes and
I am the Human Resource Manager that is in charge of the hiring process for our company
ELD Property Management. I've look over your application and due to the high amount of
replies that we've gotten regarding our recent classifieds posting, I wanted to contact
you as soon as possible and see if you would be interested in setting up an interview with us.

Before I continue let me tell you some background information about ELD Property Management:
We are an established Rental Company that was founded back in 1984 and we've grown immensely
since then. Unlike other rental companies, we hope to foster a fun yet efficient environment
for our employees since we have the firm belief that if we provide our employees with a
welcoming work atmosphere we will see an increased return in productivity. Candidates should
consider themselves self-starters and be able to work efficiently with minimum supervision. Other
skills like great interaction with employees of all levels of the firm, strong communication
skills, organization skills etc. are also valued very highly.

Our company aims to build a strong bond with its employees and therefore we offer benefits
packages for you and your family plus we thrive to pay our employees a higher hourly wage than
any of our competitors. We will be discussing compensation and benefits a little bit more in
detail during our interview when we are in a more private environment instead of public emails.

Now due to our policies I will not be able to schedule an interview with you until you have
filled out one of our online applications which can be found on our company website.
Please visit and fill out our short application so we can move on
with the interview process. Each applicant is required to have a personal application code
in order to fill the application.

Your code is: QaPGDFYFZYC

Since we have received such a high number of replies to our job posting I will only be able to
hold your application on my desk for 1-2 days more so please do not wait too long to fill out
our online application! I will contact you as soon as I receive your online application!

Now if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!
Hoping to see you here for an interview soon,

Human Resource Manager
ELD Property Management


If you go to their site, they say that you'll need a credit report for the job interview... Sorry, but that's not needed, In my book...

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