Is This Craigslist Posting a Scam?
Found this posting on Craigslist this week:
Work from home!
compensation: Compensation based on individual performance.
employment type: employee’s choice
- Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
- do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers
- OK to highlight this job opening for persons with disabilities
So I went to the website and watched the 4 minute video presentation. Afterwards I clicked the “Find Out More” button and was taken to a form where I could fill in my name, my email address and my phone number. I filled in my name and my email address because I do NOT like my phone ringing off the hook. I immediately received this email:
Hi Erica ,
Thank you reaching out to me. Many are interested in our healthy consumer product line while others are looking for a stable way to earn income through our referral program. Whatever your priority is, I am excited to provide you with more information.
I respond to everyone as soon as I can – but if you’re an action taker and ready now to find out what it means to team up with us, please call me.
In a world where those who dream are many and those who take action are few… I would appreciate and welcome the call!
Of course, with the phone number at the bottom it’s going to be impossible for me to call him – I did however do a little more research on the company, they’re basically a company that sells healthy consumer products, such as cleaning products, vitamins, etc – their claim is that their prices are lower than those at the stores because they cut out the middleman and sell them directly to the consumer through word of mouth – just like so many other companies of this type. I definitely wouldn’t say they’re a scam, but more than likely in order to be a representative/salesperson for them you’re going to have to pay some kind of start-up fee, and possibly a recurring monthly fee if they provide you a website. If you’re okay with that, then check it out – and if you have had any experiences with this company, good or bad, please feel free to comment below.