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  1. #1
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    IBN-Corp Scam

    IBN-Corp

    Those of you who expressed concern about this site being a scam.

    Many of you were right. This site is a scam Preying on the Unemployed.


    Read the E-mail I sent to Career Builder.Com


    Customer Service: Careerbuilder.com

    I am a Police Officer in the state of North Carolina.

    I decided to look around the private sector and see what's available. When I registered thru your site I started recieving E-mails from a Company called IBN.

    The E-mail stated they had a position available and to register to see. After filling out info the pages takes you to a buy course CD'S No employment Positions at all.

    When I E-mailed to ask some questions the E-mail address was not Valid as listed on the site.

    When I performed a search Via MSN and found an interesting site called Scam.com. This site had many users who had signed up with your site only to be targeted for this scam to sell products from IBN-Corp.

    I did some research and found the Corp office and called them. When I advised the rep that I was an Officer and I was going to report this company to the FCC and FTC for preying on the Unemployed she began to stumble over herself and hung up.

    If I were a Career Builder CEO or stockholder I would want a great amount of distance between my company and this IBN site. They are using your site to prey on your members.

    I have also contacted the Attorney Generals office in IBN's home state.

    Thought you should know.

    A North Carolina Police Officer
    _________________

    Cc: Matt Ferguson CEO

  2. #2

    Re: IBN-Corp Scam

    I have experienced the same problem with this company. When I called they would not answer. I have tried to E-mail them but like you received the E-mail back saying not a valid E-mail. I am glad that I decided to research the company before doing anything.


    Thank you,
    David

  3. #3

    Re: IBN-Corp Scam

    I received this scam email today. They go through a lot of trouble to make themselves look official. I too and glad I researched them before responding. Is there any news as to any developments on this scam?

    Packmonster.

  4. #4
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    Re: IBN-Corp Scam

    Thanks guys for the heads up. As of today, these links were not working at IBN. Also, they have branched away from CareerbUilder onto other sites. Their email is enclosed in its entirety.
    ------
    From: IBN-Corp.com
    Response to your resume posting.

    I have viewed your resume.
    You might be a very good fit for our job openings...
    We have multiple job positions available that you can view online.

    Please go to:
    http://recp.rm05.net/ctt?kn=1&m=1781...Mjk2OTAS1&mt=1



    If your are interested in our open positions you can apply on-line.

    To view jobs, click this link
    http://recp.rm05.net/ctt?kn=1&m=1781...Mjk2OTAS1&mt=1



    ------------------------------------------

    This email was sent per your authorization of the terms and
    agreements you accepted on Hot Jobs and/or Monster and/or CareerBuilder.
    Your current preferences on your resume account need to be
    changed if you Do Not want to receive recruiter and/or
    employer email messages. -- See instructions below.


    Hot Job's - Resume & Email Privacy Options
    (as seen on hotjobs.com)

    Since the Site is a career site, HotJobs gives you the option
    of putting your resume in the Hot Jobs database. There are
    three ways of doing this:

    1. With our HotBlock feature, you can store your resume in
    the database, but not allow it to be searchable by any employers
    or staffing firms. Not allowing your resume to be searchable
    means that you can use it to apply for a job online, but it will
    not be searchable through the resume database.

    2. You can store your resume in the database, but not allow it
    to be searchable by certain employers or staffing firms who are
    members of HotJobs at the time you set your HotBlock
    preferences. Not allowing your resume to be searchable means
    that you can use it to apply for a job online, but those
    employers or staffing firms that you have blocked will not have
    access to search it through the resume database.

    3. If you allow your resume to be searchable, then those
    individuals or entities that pay for access to the resume
    database and all prospective customers who are receiving a
    demonstration of our product will have access to your resume.
    These individuals or entities have the ability to distribute
    your resume to their own hiring systems via e-mail.

    Privacy Options - Job seekers can block some or all of HotJobs'
    member companies from viewing a resume and sending you email
    messages through the "HotBlock" feature.




    Career Builder's - Resume & Email Privacy Options
    (as seen on CareerBuilder.com)

    Managing your privacy is as simple as selecting which pieces of
    your contact information are displayed. This is done at the
    bottom of the Review & Submit section of the resume form (shown
    below).

    1. Be Visible. This option gives you the most visibility to the
    broadest employer audience possible. Select "Make my resume
    visible..." from the Privacy Settings, and allow employers to
    see your name, phone, and email.

    2. Be Choosy. This option allows you to only display selected
    pieces of contact information, or none at all. (If you use this
    option be sure to remove your contact information from the body
    of the resume.) Select "Make my resume visible..." from the
    Privacy Settings, and select which contact information you want
    seen by employers.

    3. Be Anonymous. This option allows you to post your resume on
    CareerBuilder.com without having it searched by employers. The
    benefit is that you can quickly and easily apply for jobs
    without retyping your information. Select "Hide my resume..."
    from the Privacy Settigs.

    IBN-Corp's recruiting services are paid by entirely by
    the employer. Job Seekers using IBN-Corp.com recruiting
    services pay no fee.
    Sincerely,

    IBN-Corp.com

    If you prefer to not receive messages from NxtCareer,
    you may unsubscribe. Click on the link below:
    http://recp.rm05.net/ui/modules/disp...Mjk2OTAS1&mt=1

  5. #5

    Re: IBN-Corp Scam

    I just entered my resume on Career Builders yesterday. Today I get the email to fill out the IBN-Corp application. It sounded to good to be true so I did a Google search and found Scam.com. :rolleyes: Seems career Builder is not too concerned about their reputation. I will no longer be using them. Thank goodness for this site. The job search is nerve racking enough without this kind of thing. I appreciate the information.

  6. #6

    Re: IBN-Corp Scam

    Another thanks. What tipped me off to check of the e-mail was legit or not were the URLs they provided. Less than straight foward URLs is a good litmus test.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
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    Re: IBN-Corp Scam

    Will this was interesting! I always research Companies that contact me and more over make sure I am going to there correct site and not giving my information to con artist. I must say this is the first time I have found a true scam trying to prey on Job Seekers of all things. Thanks for the heads up!

  8. #8

    Re: IBN-Corp Scam

    Here it is August 14 and they are STILL doing this. I smelled a rat when I went to their website (not the link they gave, but http://www.ibn-corp.com ) and none of the jobs gave detailed descriptions or companies you would be working for. When clicking on them for more info, you suddenly had to give them YOUR info.

    Then my fiance found this site which confirmed my suspicions. I agree with an earlier poster -- it's hard enough finding a job these days, let alone without this crap.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1

    Re: IBN-Corp Scam

    :D :D :)
    Quote Originally Posted by Slep
    IBN-Corp

    Those of you who expressed concern about this site being a scam.

    Many of you were right. This site is a scam Preying on the Unemployed.


    Read the E-mail I sent to Career Builder.Com


    Customer Service: Careerbuilder.com

    I am a Police Officer in the state of North Carolina.

    I decided to look around the private sector and see what's available. When I registered thru your site I started recieving E-mails from a Company called IBN.

    The E-mail stated they had a position available and to register to see. After filling out info the pages takes you to a buy course CD'S No employment Positions at all.

    When I E-mailed to ask some questions the E-mail address was not Valid as listed on the site.

    When I performed a search Via MSN and found an interesting site called Scam.com. This site had many users who had signed up with your site only to be targeted for this scam to sell products from IBN-Corp.

    I did some research and found the Corp office and called them. When I advised the rep that I was an Officer and I was going to report this company to the FCC and FTC for preying on the Unemployed she began to stumble over herself and hung up.

    If I were a Career Builder CEO or stockholder I would want a great amount of distance between my company and this IBN site. They are using your site to prey on your members.

    I have also contacted the Attorney Generals office in IBN's home state.

    Thought you should know.

    A North Carolina Police Officer
    _________________

    Cc: Matt Ferguson CEO

  10. #10

    Re: IBN-Corp Scam

    I received an e-mail from them too. After reading all of the posting in scam.com, I am really glad that I did not answer the e-mail.

  11. #11

    Re: IBN-Corp Scam

    Another way of looking at this!

    Read the fine print, if you are getting this email think about it, is your email or other personal information viewable, if it is stop complaining.

    Another suggestion is to think of this company contacting you as a red flag that says "hey something is not right with your account." People are smart you can figure it out... remember the smaller the print the more important it is to read!!!

    Happy job hunting :)

    Josh

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