Urgent Consumer Alert: Online Resume Scam... My Perfect Resume = My Perfect Scam
You're about to enter the job market and are understandably nervous. After all, you're going to be interviewing and - hopefully - making a good enough impression to land a job. But even before landing an interview, you need to make a favorable impression with your resume - and that means putting together an impressive resume, one that will elicit a positive response.
It is well known how important a good resume is; it will often determine whether you even get a chance to audition for the job. You want the format and wording to be just right, but where are you going to find a choice of templates to work with? You consider just winging it but this is too important, and frankly, you don't have much experience putting resumes together. Maybe you're a newbie and you've never done this before; perhaps you're looking for your next job, and the last resume you created is on paper somewhere, languishing in a long-forgotten drawer or file. Nowadays you have to email it... Whatever the case may be, you need help and you need it now! But where are you going to find the help you need for your all-important resume?
Wait, you're going to have to email it, so you're going to need it on pdf - and hey, everything is available online! Why not simply search "create resume" and see what comes up? You immediately go online and there it is: a beautiful website with a massive variety of templates, helpful tips - just about everything you need to create a beautiful, impressive resume. All you have to do is pay a $1.95 fee, don't worry we have a perfectly secure payment system, just enter your credit card info here, hey relax, it's only for a brief "trial period", just one more step now and you've got the key you've been looking for to open those job doors...
Enter the online resume scam. Created specifically to take advantage of just this situation, these con artists prey on the unaware, the unwary, the innocent job hunters. The company I personally had this experience with - as have many, many others out there - is My Perfect Resume. In reality it is The Perfect Scam, as a cursory Google search for "my Perfect Resume scam" will reveal. What I explain below is only one of the many ways this unscrupulous company is defrauding many good people like you every single day.
The way the scam works is simple:
* They think You The People are stupid.
* Therefore, they offer you a "free" trial, or ask for a nominal fee, say $1.95. Of course they'll need your credit card number, or your bank account number.
* You need a job, so you must have a resume. You give them your credit info. They think you gave it to them because you are stupid.
* What they don't know is that you gave it to them because You The People are essentially good - and therefore trusting.
* And then, they take advantage of your trust. Despite the fact that you cancelled your subscription well within the 30 day "trial period", they continued charging your credit card or bank account monthly, $24.95 or $34.95 etc... This can often go on for some time, accumulating hundreds, and for some, thousands of dollars in fraudulent charges.
* The result? Some criminal fat cats on a beach somewhere living high on the hog, kicking back and having a good chuckle, while shoveling caviar and guzzling champagne - that YOU paid for!
Did this happen to you, too? It happened to me (I have all the emails to prove it), and from what I've seen online, it has happened to many, many other victims. My Perfect Resume is actually The Perfect Scam and deserves the Mother of all Class-Action Suits. Of course first and foremost, be aware, and avoid this scam at all costs. But to the unfortunate people out there who've already fallen victim to these predators, I say: People, it's time to rise up and shine the light of truth on these loathsome criminals!
Let's all take action and join forces. Send your story, along with any documentation, emails or other evidence you may have to MyPerfectScam@gmail.com.
We will try to respond in a timely fashion, but please be patient; we're expecting thousands of responses.
IMPORTANT: Please make this go VIRAL. In order to stop this from going further, and for the Power of the People to be felt, we must notify as many people as possible. Let these criminals know that We The People won't take it anymore. Please post this on every single social media source you can think of, and forward to friends, family and acquaintances. You'll save many from being victimized, and TOGETHER we can see justice served!