Job Search – Scam Alert

The Road to Hawaii, or how we sold (almost) everything, quit our jobs and moved to Oahu, as told by one family who is experiencing the journey.

The last two days have brought similar responses to job offers I had applied to.  See if you can spot the HR hiccups.

Hey, thanks for responding to us.

Just to inform you, you are currently one of the top 3 applicants for this position.  The job would require you to work in a high economic environment so its our corporate policy that we perform a credit report report on all employees to ensure applicant registration info. Its corporate policy that we have applicants sent through our link so we are complient with the U.S employment standards act. You should copy and paste this link into your browser and complete the free report now: . PLEASE DO NOT SEND US THE FORM.   Your information is confidential.

Once you have received your credit score score, email us with the time best for interview and the reference account number (we will cross checkfor validity).  I will call you with your interview time.

If you cannot complete this task, we will go on to the next person on our list.

If you’re still interested, please email me back.

Have a fantastic day,

Bruce Zuhio, HR


Anything sound fishy to you?  Anything at all?  Needless to say, I didn’t respond.  I wonder how many did?

It’s always a good thing to Google any information.  I found out ole’ Bruce is involved in this same scam nationwide.  The second response I received, the company didn’t exist (Amerian).  And though English as a second language is more common here than the mainland, if you’re a big enough company to require a credit check because someone will be handling corporate funds (I believe the answer to that is called bonding) then you should have your standard response proofread.  Just saying.

Wish me luck on my job hunt.  After Nov. 1st, I’ll have evenings and weekends free, so that will open some doors.  Of course, after Nov. 1st, I can take the real estate test and start that career.

Cheryl Sterling currently resides in Waikele (the better neighborhood of the official city of Waihapu).  You can find her books on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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