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Re: Thank you for the info
Posted By: William Hughes In Response To: Re: Thank you for the info (Wilson Montgomery)
Date: Friday, September 21, 2007, at 4:44 p.m.(pst)
In Response To: Re: Thank you for the info (Wilson Montgomery)
I dealt with this on Scam.com. Unfortunately, that board is down at the moment, but we found out the following:
www.computercareerinstitute.com is connected with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. It is best known for it's medical school, but it is on par with the Ivy League schools in general. "CCI" is www.computercareerinstitute.net. Generally speaking, this raises a red flag with me.
The "CEW" web page is a fake. The phone number leads to a group of suburban Chicago newspapers that has never heard of Chicago Employment Weekly. The address and phone number listed for Chicago Employment Weekly do not match since downtown Chicago (the address listed is in the world famous Loop) uses area code 312.
In other words, this is a scam.
The "TV" station does not exist. The call letters are assigned to a country/western music station in Poughkeepsie, NY. The station and the FCC were contacted by me regarding this. Under FCC guidelines, the only entity that would be allowed to use those call letters for a television station would be the owners of the radio station. That television station would be required to be in Poughkeepsie, NY or it's broadcasting area (Hudson Valley south of Albany). I also e-mailed "the reporter" with my findings, but got no response.
The "CEW" article claimed that the woman was hired to work for Citigroup. I was recently offshored by them, and I can assure you of the following:
1. There is no such position as a Web Promotion Specialist under that or any similar name in the company.
2. If such a position existed, employees would have been hired before anyone from CCI. Most large companies hire from within before considering anyone else for the position. If this person is making the money claimed in the article, most Citigroup employees would have applied for the position, including many managers.
3. If such a position existed, the candidate would have to go through a 10 year background check, credit check and reference check before being hired. "CCI" claims to hire people within 3 days.
4. The article just happens to mention this woman's bitter divorce, yet still refers to the man as her husband. What does this have to do with being a web promotion specialist? Also, once you divorce a man, he's your ex-husband.
5. The "non-links" were already mentioned.
All of the websites in question (CCI, CEW, and WRWD-TV) were registered within the last few months.
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