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
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 :
FULL NAMES :
ADDRESS Apt # If Available :
I await your prompt reply.