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    Job Spider / JobSpider.com

    I recently applied for a job on JobSpider, job # 208768. A few days later, I received an email from a previous applicant who told me the job is a scam, one of those sites where you pay for a letter telling you to do the same thing they did, post an ad and collect money (suckah!). I reread the ad, and it sure doesn't look like a scam, but...

    Has anyone experience with this job site, or this employer?
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    You've got two identical posts! Ask a moderator, and you can get one deleted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowdymama View Post
    I recently applied for a job on JobSpider, job # 208768. A few days later, I received an email from a previous applicant who told me the job is a scam, one of those sites where you pay for a letter telling you to do the same thing they did, post an ad and collect money (suckah!). I reread the ad, and it sure doesn't look like a scam, but...

    Has anyone experience with this job site, or this employer?
    Do you have a link to the actual job ad? As far as I can tell, TheJobSpider is a regular job ad site for employers to place ads, and not a scam, but I can't say the same for the particular ad you responded to.

    If you could post a link to the precise job ad itself (I wasn't able to search by the number), then we may be able to give you more insight to whether it's a scam or not.
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    I don't see two...? What happened? Where's the other one?

    Here's the link to that job: http://www.thejobspider.com/job/view-job-2087683.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamiehall View Post
    You've got two identical posts! Ask a moderator, and you can get one deleted.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rowdymama View Post
    I don't see two...?
    Here's one, and here's the other. You can see them in your profile when you choose to view your threads and posts.

    It's nothing you did on purpose-- probably just a double-post. It happens sometimes, often when someone clicks to submit a post twice, accidentally. It's just a forum bug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowdymama View Post
    Ah, yes. I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but unfortunately that is most likely one of those scams where you pay the person $10 for a "kit" that would basically tell you to post the same messages elsewhere, and then the successive $10 that people send you for the "kit" would be what you keep. The more people that pay you $10, the more money you make.

    I inquired about one of these several years ago, when I was starting out and looking for something steady. Usually they state in the ad that you'll have to pay $10, which is a warning, since you shouldn't have to pay anything to get work.

    The curious thing is... I wonder how a previous applicant got hold of your e-mail address to send you a warning? Strange. Unless it was the same person you responded to from the ad, responding with another address to warn you.

    Either way, be careful of these home data entry ads that look similar. While there are some that are decent, there are many with the same wording, and those are also scams.

    Hope that helps.
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    Not sure what this has to do with publishing. Plus, if something was posted on jobspider, it doesn't mean the job was for jobspider, unless it specifically said the employer was jobspider.

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    That second link returned a "invalid thread" message.

    I have no idea whether the job is for jobspider or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowdymama View Post
    That second link returned a "invalid thread" message.
    The duplicate thread you made was deleted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rowdymama View Post
    I have no idea whether the job is for jobspider or not.
    The job ad you responded to is not related working for JobSpider. JobSpider is a site on which to place job ads. The ad you responded to was an ad placed by someone not affiliated with JobSpider. Anyone can place ads for work on the site.

    One hint: The e-mail address alone used for correspondence would clearly state JobSpider somewhere in the address, but this ad does not. It is someone's personal Gmail address that they're using to perpetuate the scam I described above.
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    FWIW, The Job Spider has a page describing common scams and how to spot them: http://www.thejobspider.com/job/scams.asp
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