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Clown Monkey Clothing / Fraud and cheating

1 United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 916-799-3999

I responded to an ad on craigslist for a customer service position for Clown Monkey Clothing. After completing the online application, I received an E-mail inviting me to post on their message boards, so they could supposedly get to know everyone.

It didn't take long to realize that there was some serious monkey business going with this site. To make a long story short, clown monkey clothing is luring thousands of people to their site by offering them jobs for a company that has no inventory, and no product of any kind.

They actually have a picture of some random looking guy, with a fake shirt very poorly photo shopped onto him. They are calling this monstrosity a 'collectors item' and selling it for $30.00 dollars, and urging their prospective employees to buy this thing.

The supposed president of the supposed company takes part in the message board over there, and after I started asking questions, and the community there started to realize they had been bamboozled, he offered to answer all of our questions and prove that he was legit.

After about an hour of him dodging every single question that was asked of him, he said, ' I haven't slept in 5 days, and my burrito is cold'. seriously, thats all he could say.

Bottom line is this place is not a legitimate business. Buyer's and job seekers beware.

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  • Ag
      21st of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes

    Hi again, nightshift!
    You sure do get around, huh?

  • Fa
      22nd of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes

    I replied to that ad, as well, and received an invite to a questionnaire/online interview. I didn't complete it, because it seemed a little orchestrated and odd. I then received an email urging me to join the discussion group, but again chose not to because it just didn't seem legitimate. Tonight I received an email asking if I would be interested in coming to a job fair if they hosted one in my city. Again, I have never responded to any of their invitations. I am positive after seeing the emails I've received and after reading the other comment that it is absolutely a scam.

    Boo on these predators. Boo.

  • Th
      23rd of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes

    Some points:

    -- It appears to be a ploy to bring traffic to the site and increase awareness of the corporation.

    -- Recent messages on the Message Board are all one-sided. Seemingly everyone shares the same viewpoint and no one has one unique or opposing thought.

    -- Maybe the ‘company’ will eventually hire but there are certainly ulterior motives in the so called hiring process. Recruitment should not be so heavily tied what could be perceived directly as marketing.

    -- They keep prolonging the recruitment process, and try to act like they did not expect the massive applicant response.

    -- They keep coming up with hypothetical situations and suggestions, rather than taking real action.

    What do you think if we have a BBQ job fair? Here is a long list of potential cities to hold a BBQ. Let’s spend money on a BBQ and travel to various cities across the nation to recruit for a “minimum” wage job. (Any BBQ that might take place is cover for brand recognition and marketing.)

    -- In addition, management appears to be indecisive or inexperienced, with all of their questions to the “community.” Or, maybe they know precisely the answer to their questions and are just acting to trick people into believing they have some type of genuine interest in their well being, and not site traffic.

    -- They continue to encourage posting to Message Board. Do you really think you strongly stand out as a candidate from making a post to a crowded message board, regardless of your qualifications?

    --People should stop posting to the Message Board. Sorry, it looks ridiculous. (This is an opinion.) You all are dancing around like monkeys, and the owner is laughing himself to death. Management should make a decision, if they are going to at all.

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