Need a job? We’re hiring!!! If you want to make lots of free money for sitting around your house half naked click here!!!!
I’m being facetious of course. But you see it all over Twitter and Facebook, in fact those sites – it’s gotten so you really can’t add people unless you 100 percent know them anymore. The idea of social networking and broadening one’s scope of contacts and experience has been hampered by those who put greed above all else. In fact, this would be a great story for American Greed.
For someone who’s looking for a job, there are added pitfalls now thanks to Affiliate Marketers targeting desperate jobseekers on Craigslist. Craigslist is a website where you can go and find people that wish to deal locally to you to prevent any scams, but now that is no longer the case as affiliate marketers have homed in on desperate jobseekers willing to try anything as the economy grows in reverse daily
Craigslist – to their credit are now finally getting hip and at least posting a disclaimer before proceeding to the jobs page. In the meantime, we need to call upon our elected officials to enact legislation to punish people posting fake job listings for the purpose of collecting data (one of the ultimate goals of affiliate programs).
craigslist SCAM ALERT
SCAM ALERT – affiliate scammers are posting bogus ads promising (nonexistent!) employment, paid research trials, or other compensation, but then notifying repliers that they’ll need to jump through a hoop first, directing them to:
background checking services
credit checking or reporting sites
sites where you are instructed to enter your resume or other personal information
sites where you are asked to sign up for a “free” trial offer
sites offering training or education
sites offering a “system” for making money
survey or focus group sites
sites designed to deliver malware or misuse your identifying information
all in hopes of earning affiliate marketing commissions or otherwise profiting at the expense of persons seeking employment.
Lots of variations on this scam, but each generally involves dangling (nonexistent!) compensation, and then directing you to a website where you are asked to sign up for something, use your credit card, or input personal information such as your email address.
FUN FACT: If you are able to determine a scammer’s “affiliate ID” and report it to their affiliate marketing program, this will often result in termination of the scammer, and confiscation of the scammer’s ill-gotten gains by the affiliate program.
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