We’ve been pretty disturbed about reports that someone is emailing people pretending to be Snagajob and want to make sure you are aware of it. We take job searching seriously and this entire situation is really upsetting to us.
Occasionally you may receive an email from a Snagajob recruiter telling you about a job opening or hiring event that we think you should be aware of. Please note that these emails will ALWAYS have a link back to the Snagajob website pointing you to a legitimate job posting.
If you receive an email from someone claiming to be from Snagajob that does not have a link to a posting, do not respond to the email, it is a fake. It seems like these emails are being sent to registered and non-registered Snagajob members and we assure you that they did not get your email address from us. Make note that there is no Snagajob University Recruitment Team. Delete this email immediately.
Below is an example that someone sent to us. Remember, this is a scam.
From the Snagajob University Recruitment Team we are pleased to inform you that the family of one Mr Chuami Yun (a Hong Kong expatriate working with Chevron Oil & Gas) is coming down to your location(St. Louis) for few weeks of supervisory works.They are in urgent need of a College/University female helper/nanny who would babysit their 2-year old little daughter by name Poshan.
They are offering a weekly pay of $500 with working days being Mondays-Fridays 6PM-9PM, weekends excluded.
If you are interested reply immediately so they can have you accessed before contracting your services.
Thank you for your cooperation
Snagajob Recruitment Team
How can you tell this email is a scam? There are a few ways:
1) We will always call you by your first name.
2) There is no link back to the Snagajob website to a real job posting.
3) The pay for this job is too good to be true. You would only be working 15 hours a week and making over $30 an hour.
4) We like to identify ourselves by our names. For example, you may receive an email from myself or one of my colleagues. We will always let you know which one of us is reaching out to you.
If I sound upset and passionate about this, it’s because I am. We are looking into this person/people and are doing everything we can to get them to stop.
As a general rule when looking for jobs, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. We are pretty good at making sure scammers stay off our site. If you are unsure about a posting, or if one did get through, please email a link to the posting to BeSafe@snagajob.com and our team will look into it. It is better to be safe than sorry!