Type of a scam Employment
Emailed a Job offer for Executive Assistant without so much as a telephone interview. Claimed to see my value off resume alone. Full time $27 to start and $34 after 30 day probabtion. Requested a reply accepting offer to [email protected] Email gave a number to call for any questions, but the email was not closed with a persons name, rather "Hr Department" no personal information was requested at this time.
When I called the number a woman stating her name was Jessica answered. I asked her straight forwardly if this offer was legitimate. She told me InterCAE is an organization that assists schools with exchange students. She told me the Edmonton office was opening in May, they are looking for office space. She asked if I had replied to the email – I said I had I was then told that in the interim I would be starting by doing work via the internet, until the office is up and running. And that id get a call in the next 2-3 business days to sort everything out.
This whole thing felt funny to me. If you GOOGLE InterCAE – they are non existent on the web. The link for the website- takes you to a website that says "under construction" but gives the number from the email as a contact number. I find this very hard to believe to be a legit organization now, as if schools were indeed using them, there would be some record of them somewhere.
They Claim to work with these "VALUED PARTNERS": Air Canada, Destination Canada, And who they call "Aboriginal Tourism Assocition of Canada" but if you google that organization, you are directed to Indigenous Tourism Canada, which uses the same logo as on the valued partners portion of the InterCAE pngage. So perhaps they are utilizing trademarks without consent as well. NONE of these listed VALUED PARTNERS have any reference to INTER CAE on their websites.
I am grateful I did some homework, but I was initially very excited to be offered such a "too good to be true" position. I have been without work for 7 months and I believe they were trying to take advantage of me at my most vulnerable.