I Am Frustrated With ZipRecruiter - the Job Posting Website

I posted my resume for a job on www.ZipRecruiter.com, a job posting website for job seekers and employers looking for prospective employees, and a day later I got 15 email messages from the same company. Then, a few hours after, I started getting phone calls. They asked over and over for my social security number. They never told me where the job was, didn't even know who these "other recruiting" agencies were. I almost fell for it, until the social security thing came about. I told them to stop calling and emailing me. Two weeks later, I'm still getting calls and emails for scam jobs. I must have gotten 10 calls today from different scams. And, they call at all hours!

I Am Frustrated With ZipRecruiter - the Job Posting Website

On top of that, I am getting job offers in industries I don't work in, and for jobs I would hate to do. No, I'm sorry I will not be a credit card salesperson. No, I will not receive unknown packages at my home to send them elsewhere. What the hell.

So, eventually I called Zip Recruiter and they said that they just pass out your resume and application to anyone that has access to the website. When I told them to shut it down and get rid of every existence of my resume, they said I couldn't do that unless I email a chat customer support representative or searched my account for the "QUIT" button, which is buried deep in the FAQs.

So far I have blocked up to 50 numbers. Have over 100 emails in my Junk Folder just from scam recruiters. ZipRecruiter needs to find some innovative ways of protecting job seekers who use their website from online scammers. Imagine being unemployed and being scammed. It is like adding insult to injury.

On top of everything, I got the fraudulent email message below, which is requesting my personal information for some fake job offer.

The Fraudulent ZipRecruiter Email Message

From: therapy@dermiescare.onmicrosoft.com

Attention: Sir/Ma'am,

I got your Resume and application on www.ziprecruiter.com after further scrutiny made on your curriculum vitae/resume am pleased to inform you of the available position.

I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work with as my Personal Assistant(PA).I am a Medical Specialist, I work with healthcare firms as a freelancer, due to the nature of my job, I travel frequently, I need someone to handle my schedule when I'm not in town. Every instruction will be given to you via email and phone calls until I'm back I travel a lot that is the main reason why I need you to be my personal assistant and I want you to start immediately.

Your weekly pay is $750(CAD) with a reasonable sign on bonus.

The position is home-based and the working hour is flexible, working with me is basically based on instructions and following them, I need someone who can be able to meet up with my irregular timings. As my Personal Assistant, your activities among other things will include;

* Creating orders/pick slips/invoices.

* Reaching out to Foster homes on my behalf.

* Running errands on my behalf.

* supervisions of my clients while i am away.

* Scheduling programme, flights and keeping me up to date with necessary details.

* Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence I am hard on hearing that is the reason why computer works for me.

* Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.

* Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities as the case maybe.

I'm sure you'll understand I have a very busy schedule at this point. Please note that this position is not office based, because of my frequent travels and tight schedules, it's a part-time work from home job and the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others. I have reviewed your Resume I would like to give you an immediate trial. I have been checking my files and schedules and would need someone urgently to run some errands for me this week/next week. I will have some funds sent to you from one of my clients to complete the errands and would get back to you with more information on that, send the above Contact Details to confirm your interest in the job offer :


ADDRESS Apt # If Available :

I await your prompt reply.

Millie MacCallum
Medical Specialist/Dermatologist

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July 22, 2019 at 8:17 PM by
I Am Frustrated With ZipRecruiter - the Job Posting Website

"I was wondering if my job offer from BNY Mellon was a scam.

1. ZipRecruiter said any email wanting you to set up a Google Hang Out is a scam.

2. The email came from a gmail account rather than a BNY Mellon email address.

3. I couldn't find Mrs. Bethzy Wilson on the BNY Mellon website, which may not be unusual.

4. Something about the wording is not right. Then I saw an exact copy of the email on your site. I guess when you really want a job, you might grab at anything.

Thanks for making your site available.


From: BNY Mellon <headofdepartment1991@gmail.com>

Sent: Monday, July 22, 2019, 8:05:20 AM EDT

Subject: Interview Update

Dear Applicant,

Your application appeared the most suitable of all that we obtained. From what we can see out of your resume you actually are just the kind of striving staff member our company is seeking for! Our recruitment team has reviewed your resume from CareerBuilder referencing the AD for Administrative Assistant / Customer service rep We are very pleased with your listed qualifications and would like to conduct an online interview to discuss the duties within the job, along with the pay scale. Your information has been forwarded on to the Hiring Superior/Client Services, Mrs Bethzy Wilson, she will be conducting the interview, via Google Hangout.

This company offers medical and dental insurance, long-term disability, sick leave, life insurance, 401K, and profit sharing are available. This position is

paying $20.75-$25 Per hour plus incentives.

You are to set up a screen name with Google Hang Out.After this process, you are to add Mrs Bethzy Wilson, on her google hangout ID ( interviewdesk85@gmail.com ) and instant message her for an online interview/briefing exercise.

Your verification code is EO1490. You are to send her a message with your verification number once you have added her

Working hours are flexible ... Interview Time / Date : ASAP

Best Regards

Human Resources

BNY Mellon"

Received via email.


April 3, 2019 at 2:09 PM by
I Am Frustrated With ZipRecruiter - the Job Posting Website

Here is another scam:

"Date: Monday, March 25, 2019, 2:47:51 PM CDT

From: jeffrey Ronald <jeffrey.kroger.co@icloud.com> wrote:

Dear Employee,

You are getting this email in regards of the resume you sent to ZipRecruiter for Employment Position posted on the largest employment site ZipRecruiter.

My name is Jeffery R . Colm, shopping survey coordinator for KROGER.CO. Your application to join our team of retail shoppers has been accepted and APPROVED.Your resume has been processed and due to some certain factors you have been picked as one of our Candidate You've been shortlisted to participate in our forthcoming shopping survey evaluation. I'll walk you through your first few survey assignments. It is my hope, that your addition to the fold will bring another edge and a heightened perspective to our surveys in your local city.

Acknowledge receipt of this email soon as you read it, with a simple reply. Also, confirm your mailing address. Your welcome letter will be mailed out shortly, I want to make sure it delivers successfully to your home.

If you are still interested in this job, you will need to provide us with your Full Name, Full Address (Including City, State and Zip code No P.O Box), Age, Current job, Cell Phone and Home Phone.

Applicant should also be HONEST and TRUSTWORTHY

This job position is limited so it is advisable that you reply soon.

If You Need Assistance?

Send us Text Message Via (484) 582-6642


Human Resource Manager Kroger Co.®

All Contents © Copyright 2019 The Kroger Co. All Rights Reserved"


October 27, 2017 at 12:21 PM by
I Am Frustrated With ZipRecruiter - the Job Posting Website
an anonymous user from: Sunnyvale, California, United States

I received the same email today. It is a scam.


June 22, 2017 at 10:44 PM by
I Am Frustrated With ZipRecruiter - the Job Posting Website
an anonymous user from: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Thank you. I've received the same e-mail job offer. It is a fraud.


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