Any Man Who Comes To Me Is My Kind Of Man; Recruiters, Not So Much

I made an online resume for one of the online job search companies so I could apply for a part-time sort of contract position.  The online job resume didn’t get any attention for the position I applied, but now my name comes up on QA searches so the new, hungry recruiters that cast a wide, wide net can try to shoehorn me into their entry-level positions.  So imagine my pleasure when I got an e-mail that sounded sort of interesting, as it seemed to be a higher level position:

Date: 9/22/2008
Subject:  Mr. Director, we may have immediate openings at DBP

Delany, Byczinski & Potamkin
West Loop Center, 10 Riverside Plaza, Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-474-6018 FAX: 877-222-8019

Are you still in the market?

We felt your resume indicated that we may have immediate openings at DBP that could be right for you. However, if you are interested, we need some added information.

Delaney enjoys a growing reputation as a fast growing recruiting service. Our clients include small and large employers, growth companies, and Fortune 1,000 corporations. We deal only in professional and executive openings and there are no fees.

To register with us, as well as to review current situations at your income level and in your geographic area, please do the following.

Click on http://www.dbpexecusearch.com

The “register now” button will take you to the profile information that we need.

Regards,

Charles Williams
Senior Vice President
Delany, Byczinski & Potamkin

To opt out from further email messages please visit www.dbpexecusearch.com/optout/.
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Interesting.  But, wait, they want me to register?  Hmm.

Well, it let it lie fallow for a week, and I got the following, er, follow-up:

Date: 9/29/2008
Subject: Mr. Director, are you still on the market?
Are you still in the market?

We felt your resume indicated that we may have immediate openings at DBP that could be right for you. However, if you are interested, we need some added information.

Delany enjoys a growing reputation as a fast growing recruiting service. Our clients include small and large employers, growth companies, and Fortune 1,000 corporations. We deal only in professional and executive openings and there are no fees.

To register with us, as well as to review current situations at your income level and in your geographic area, please do the following:

Click on http://www.dbpexecusearch.com/site.data/2

The “register now” button will take you to the profile information that we need.

Regards,

Charls Williams
Senior Vice President

To opt out from further email messages please visit www.dbpexecusearch.com/optout/.
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Did I say “follow-up”?  I meant another boilerplate pitch.  No doubt my resume was scoured algorithmically from the job site and the pitch was sent.  Hey, Charles, your name is misspelled in the last one, too.

Note that was September.  Fast forward to the second to last week of October, and here we come again with the same sort of 22nd of the month scam with a  different company name attached:

Date: 10/22/2008
Subject:  Mr. Director, are you still on the market?

Are you still in the market for either a professional or executive job? Your resume indicates that we may have openings at Executive Search Online that are appropriate to consider. However, if you are interested, we need some added information.

Executive Search Online enjoys a growing reputation in executive circles as a fast growing recruiting service. our clients include a mixture of small and large firms, growth companies, and Fortune 1,000 corporations. We deal only in profesional and executive openings and their are no fees.

To register with us, as well as to review current situations at your income level and in your geographic area, please do the following:

Click on http://executiveopenings.net/site.data/45D

The “register now” button will take you to the profile information that we need.

Regards,

Bryce Decker
Senior Vice President

To opt out from further email messages please visit executiveopenings.net/optout/.
Executive Openings 8547 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite #J 136 Greenwood Village, CO 80112-1430.
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Right, then, it is a scam of some sort.  I guess I’ll be hearing from this server twice a month from now on.

Remember, kids, if it’s too good to be true, it’s either an online scam or a project plan.  Since the latter is often sent in e-mail, perhaps I’m being redundant.

UPDATE:
You can tell it’s a blast day for them, since I’ve already started to receive a large number of search referrals for this company. Here’s a forum posting that sums up what the company does: apparently, everyone who fills out the forms linked in the e-mails gets “accepted,” but then they get hit up for thousands of dollars in fees.

Like I said, scam.

No Responses to “Any Man Who Comes To Me Is My Kind Of Man; Recruiters, Not So Much”

  1. philk Says:

    Maybe if you gave them your “added information” they might stop ?

  2. The Director Says:

    You mean if I went to the datamining site and entered the required contact information they want for their nefarious purposes and then told them not to contact me again?

    Are you new here?

  3. sharkseye Says:

    Director, thanks for the legwork, I was suspicious when I read this and I saw this line”We deal only in profesional and executive openings and their are no fees.” Any time there is misused and/or misspelled word, I am hesitant. Again, thanks for your due diligence. philk must work them….yeah, that’s a great idea, give them all the data they need to make your miserable. Good call.

  4. The Director Says:

    PhilK probably does not work for them. However, he is a developer-turned-QA, so he’s still learning the appropriate cynicism.

  5. philk Says:

    Only just noticed these replies calling my integrity into doubt

    I guess the English sense of humour doesnt translate too well on screen, I think you need to watch more Fawlty Towers…

  6. rmgtexas Says:

    Thanks for the heads up! I knew this sounded suspicious!


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