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jobbing tree????? scam? ~*~LydiaRene'~*~ 1 child; Altus AFB (AFB), Oklahoma 11765 posts
Sep 18th '10

Has anyone here heard of jobbing tree?
After building my profile on Career builder I was contacted about a job through sprint for technical support at their call center.
this is the email:
Hello Lydia,
I recently ran a search for resumes with Customer Service background and came across yours. I have included a brief description and link for a position you may be interested in. A more extensive listing for the job is located at our site.
Sprint Technical Support - Customer Service
Sprint Technical Support Customer Service
http://www.jobbingservice.com/jobia.cfm?id=32367832481324
Additionally, you may also utilize our services to gain information on other job opening s we are seeking to fill. To do so, please click on the above link to view all the different options we have available.
Cordially,
Benjamin Hatch

the link leads to jobbing tree and the page with the job description on it.

my resume' is searchable on Career Builder.

2pinx&1blu Due November 17; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Tyler, Texas 6228 posts
Sep 18th '10

I haven't heard of Jobbing Tree but a lot of businesses go through different websites for their applications with links through Career Builder.

Donna Finch USA 2 posts
Sep 21st '10
Quoting ~*~LydiaRene'~*~:
Daniel Little California 1 posts
Jun 11th '11

Allow me to point out some obvious signs that indicate Jobbing tree is not legit.



1. The email was unsolicited. If the "employer" liked your resume they can call or email to set up an interview. If they email for an interview they better leave their phone number and contact information, or else I smell a rat.



2. The email directed you to a website to submit yet another application. A link to a business website is okay if it is for informational purposes, however I'm not filling out my personal information to some place I've never heard of.



3. I've never heard of Jobbingtree.com. This should be a key factor used by anyone trying to decipher scams from real opportunity.



4. The link to the job description gave no relevant information about the so called "job opening". Before applying to any job I would make sure all of the following information is available:
a. Business name
b. Position available
c. Date posted/ending
d. Contact information
*Use your judgement but you probably shouldn't submit a resume or personal information if you can't find any of this in the job posting, especially if you don't know who you are applying to (Business name).



Plus this information is critical for two reasons. How can you research the business, or even follow up without knowing who to contact? If applying on a well known website such as CareerBuilder.com or indeed.com you could look past the fact that contact information isn't available on the job posted; however business name is a must.



Don't give your information to Jobbingtree.com they have done nothing to deserve it. Stick with sites you trust. Never give your social security number electronically even to the sites you trust. If the application requires a social security number make a phone call to the company and request another form of application that does not require submitting such private information electronically.



Lastly the Better Business Bureau gave JobbingTree.com an F rating.
Stay safe and good luck on your job hunt everyone.

MONIEL USA 1 posts
Nov 11th '11

I believe its fake I just recieved something filled it out registered and such,and they dont display any jobs at all and I can't unregister my account.. soo do not give any info to them !! it also just said customer service nothing about a company or a telephone number or email to contact anyone.

Brad Sims New Jersey 1 posts
Dec 21st '11
Quoting ~*~LydiaRene'~*~:" Has anyone here heard of jobbing tree? After building my profile on Career builder I was contacted about ... [snip!] ... the link leads to jobbing tree and the page with the job description on it. my resume' is searchable on Career Builder."


I too received an email (with a link that won't even load, by the way) similar to what you said. The email I received was:
"Hello Brad,
I recently ran a search for resumes with Customer Service background and came across yours. I have included a brief description and link for a position you may be interested in. A more extensive listing for the job is located at our site.
Customer Service Rep - Customer Service
Customer service position with a medical equipment company
http://www.jobbingservice.com/jobia.cfm?id=56039283724788
If this job does not fit your current employment needs, I may have additional open jobs in your area. To view them, please follow the link above and complete the form.
Cordially,
Dianne Horton"

jodinesplace Wisconsin 1 posts
Jun 26th '12

I just received the same email, what's really creepy they had some of my personal information already filled out. Then I googled Jobbing Tree and found all these complaints. Thanks for the heads up.



I had trouble with findtherightjob too http://wp.me/pHaUC-14x :P

military guy Allentown, Pennsylvania 2 posts
Jul 8th '12

YES IT IS A SCAM!!! JOBBING TREE aka JOBBINGSERVICE its all the same bunch of scammers. I, too, have been on the job hunt recently as I continue to wait for the tax breaks provided to the super-rich to trickle down and translate into jobs - and signed up with careerbuilder.com to aide in my quest while waiting for such nonsense to occur. Almost immediately - I received what I've learned is a rather notorious email in my junk folder and did a bit of research; check it out ...



Thanks to this msnbc article by Bob Sullivan http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3730401/ns/technology_and_science-security/
I avoided potentially becoming a scam victim mself.



Either listen to the advise of your email provider by leaving the junk stuff as junk - OR - be very suspicious of emails that sound similar to this:



"Hi 99%er,

I believe that based on your job seeker profile, more specifically your Admin and Clerical experience, you would be a fit for this job position. View the aforementioned job and apply for it.

Administrative - Admin and Clerical
Administrative worker needed to support executive team and board of trustees.

http://www.j0bb!ngserv!ce.com/jobia...

If this job does not fit your current employment needs, I may have additional open jobs in your area. To view them, please follow the link above and complete the form.

Yours Truly,
Jonathan Dixon



In order to cease future correspondence from my organization, please visit:
http://www.j0bb!ngserv!ce.com/optout...."



The email just sounded fishy - demanding that I fill out the application and then ending with "your's truly"? That doesn't sound even remotely professional. Aha! Had Jonathan Dixon actually looked at my resume, he would have realized that I am far too brilliant for such a travesty. Anyway - another reason to be glad that msnbc exists! I hope this at least helps a few others from becoming victims as well.

military guy Allentown, Pennsylvania 2 posts
Jul 11th '12

Another similar email, this time from applyhire ...



"Name



Your resume indicates that you have experience in Admin and Clerical. Please review the details and optionally apply for the Admin and Clerical position.

Administrative/Office - Admin and Clerical
Medical Center Executive Administrative Assistant - Make a difference in peoples lives!

http://www.applyhire.c0m...

In the event that you require different career opportunities from what is listed above, please follow the link and you will find a second option that will allow you to view different career options that we may have available.

Best Regards,
Machelle Allison

To discontinue future communication, you have the option of going to:
http://www.applyhire.c0m..."