Forgive me if I’m starting to sound like a broken record when it comes to Craigslist, but the latest email I received today had me laughing at just how obvious these scammers are. Case in Point: Last night I posted the following under Services Offered:
CHEAP RESUMES – (Salem, VA)
Beware of scams. It takes a professional resume writer a minimum of 4 hours to write a quality resume. Not to mention the time it takes to conduct research and interview clients to thoroughly understand your background.
There are plenty of services offering resume writing for $49, $59, and $69. The question job seekers must ask is, “do I want someone who earns $10 per hour or less writing one of the most important documents I will use for my career?”
Work with a leader with a proven track record of success. Our writers are certified and local. Most on Craigslist are not. We’re also members of all the major resume writing associations.
Give us a call or email us and decide for yourself.
Early this morning here’s the response I received in my email inbox:
** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY — AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html
Hey. Do you still have this item available for sale? Also, is there anything wrong with it? Please let me know whats up soon! Thanks http://roanoke.craigslist.org/wet/1870216725.html
Do I still have “the item” for sale? Is there anything wrong with it? Obviously these idiots don’t even bother to read the ads. This time I know better than to bother responding to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be careful when dealing with Craigslist.