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CPM Ready / I.Q. Test - Text Message Charge

1 Chicago, IL, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 1-805-409-2661

I applied online for an administrative assistant position. CPM Ready is the name of the company that posted an ad on indeed.com. Five minutes into filling out the online application, CPM Ready asked for me to take an I.Q. test and they would text message the results to me. Once I received the text message, I checked my telephone bill and CPM Ready charged me $5.00. Today, I received an email from Charles Roberts with [protected]@centralstaffing.com. Charles Roberts let me know they wanted to interview me for an Office Assistant position, but first I needed to take an I.Q. test. Hmmmm...I'm sure there's a connection between CPM Ready and Charles Roberts.

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  • Ja
      17th of Jan, 2011

    CPM Ready and Charles Roberts with Central Staffing are connected with the I.Q. text message charge scam

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  • Bw
      17th of Jan, 2011

    I completely agree. I received the same email today from Charles Roberts. I began taking the quiz, and afterwards it wanted my cell number and to charge me $9.99. This is the second time that someone has tried to scam me. Good luck on finding that new job, and watch out for other scams.

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  • Ki
      19th of Jan, 2011

    I saw the ads for all their positions but I am an HR Manager so
    red flags all over this job ad! Who would pay mega bucks for
    front line positions? These are usually the lowest pay jobs. I also
    looked them up on the BBB and there was no listing for this company!
    With this economy scammers are out there ready to take everything
    from people! Identity theft is a major problem! Beware and safe guard
    all information!

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  • Ja
      20th of Jan, 2011

    It's good to know others are aware of CPM Ready. I'm usually really good with spotting scams. But, CPM Ready has a very legitimate looking website. Scammers are getting so good with making themselves look legit.

    Because I am so distrustful, it takes a lot to fool me. So, kudos to CPM Ready. NOT!!! I'll make sure to make a complaint about them on as many websites as I can.

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  • Tr
      31st of Jan, 2011

    They sent me the same email but I googled the name (as I found it unusual for someone to contact me through email as opposed to direct call as a potential candidate). I'm glad I did (before taking the test) as this was the first google result on the page. I was wrongly released from my job with an accounting firm after 14 years of faithful service and its hard enough to cope with starting over and looking for work in this difficult economy to have to deal with scammers preying on those vulnerable and desperately seeking to put their lives back together. The world nor economy will get any better with people like this around!

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  • Be
      1st of Feb, 2011

    I just received an email just like the ones posted and thought it strange that Charles reached out only by email and not by phone or referencing the job applied for. I googled the name and here is all of the previous scamming right in front of me. I appreciate everyone's taking the time to post so that others can be warned. Thank you

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  • Kl
      1st of Feb, 2011

    I am recent Graduate desperately seeking a job and I got this e-mail this morning. Like many of you I googled the company and so called Director of HR Charles Roberts, only to find that it is a scam, thankfully before taking the IQ test, not to mention I thought it odd as no job I have ever had or anyone I know has ever had asked them to take an IQ test.
    I have copy and pasted the e-mail below for everyone to read so that they know what to look out for. Cheer everyone for posting.

    "Hello,


    Your resume crossed my desk today, and I am glad to say that I would like to interview you for an office assistant position.
    We are scheduling interviews for Monday afternoon since this week is expected to be quite busy.


    The last requirement we have of you is that you take our recommended IQ test at http://nicelink.us/?id=yPZeyw3mAKtw and email your results back to me, our minimum score for employment is 105 but considering your resume you should have absolutely no trouble reaching this.
    The test is about 10 minutes and we are expecting that you will be able to have this to us before Friday and I will personally call you to schedule your interview afterwards.


    Once again, thank you for considering this position and we look forward to making a long-term work relationship possible from this."

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  • Ra
      2nd of Feb, 2011

    Hi All, thanks for the post...I also got the same type of email...please see the details..

    Hello,


    Your resume crossed my desk today, and I am glad to say that I would like to interview you for an office assistant position.
    We are scheduling interviews for Monday afternoon since this week is expected to be quite busy.


    The last requirement we have of you is that you take our recommended IQ test at http://nicelink.us/?id=5pumqY2ppirc and email your results back to me, our minimum score for employment is 105 but considering your resume you should have absolutely no trouble reaching this.
    The test is about 10 minutes and we are expecting that you will be able to have this to us before Friday and I will personally call you to schedule your interview afterwards.


    Once again, thank you for considering this position and we look forward to making a long-term work relationship possible from this.


    ---

    Charles Roberts
    Central Staffing HR Dept.

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  • Le
      2nd of Feb, 2011

    I got the very same email from the very same Charles. This is nuts as things are hard enough out here for us!!

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  • Kd
      2nd of Feb, 2011

    I received the same email today. If anyone wants to pursue finding the sender and making sure they get what they deserve, I would be happy to help!

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  • Je
      2nd of Feb, 2011

    It seems this scam is widespread. The best thing we, the job seeking public can do is to spread the word. I found it a might suspicious that someone I don't remotely remember applying to would contact me initially via email. It was especially strange since I stopped using search firms a while ago. After googling this person and double checking my sent box I found this page. Sadly there are those who are so desperate to work they will fall for this scam and find themselves cheated and even more frustrated.

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  • Jo
      6th of Feb, 2011

    This type of activity makes me what to beat the &H*X% out of the person/s responsible. But what concerns me more is legitimate companies treating potential clients with little regard for the safety of their identity information. I recently applied to Michael's Crafts store on line just for a holiday position. Three times I was asked for my background information. My name, birthdate, address, license number, social security number, etc. Three times. I know the site was legitimate but I was really uncomfortable giving this information on-line without having as much as an interview. They use a company who screens candidates via a personality test. Peopleanswers.com This is just their regular application process.

    I sent both companies an email asking why that information was needed at that stage of the process and received no reasonable explanation except that it was requested as needed. I just graduated with a Master's degree and found myself feeling great empathy for people without good educations for having to deal with companies who have no concern for their job applicants. Not only do people looking for work have to deal with scammers like this one, but they are also treated horribly by legitimate companies who act like Michael's and treat you like some thief long before you've ever walked through the doors. You should go on their on-line application for the management positions and see all the stupid questions they ask about stealing. The premise is that if you are less educated you must also be a thief. I don't shop at Michael's anymore shame too it was one of my favorite stores.

    Seriously try out their application process and see if I'm not telling the truth. Legitimate companies have to also do a better job in the application process.

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  • Jo
      6th of Feb, 2011

    They get your information from your resume if it is posted on Careerbuildre or Monster.com or other job boards.

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  • Ni
      6th of Feb, 2011

    I also saw the ad on facebook and cant believe I was so stupid. My account was debited for £3. .. for the trial sample and then again for £96. .. within 2 weeks. I spoke to my bank and they said there was little I could do and to never give out my card details but gave me a phone no and suggested I rang them, to return the goods when they arrived and ask for my money back. I did ring and an american guy answered. I told him that he had no authority to debit my account for a further £96. .. to which he replied it was in the small print. I told him I hadnt received the sample so how could I have read the "small print". I told him this was out of order and that I wanted my money returned or my bank would fine him. To that he said he didnt have to listen to me and put the phone down. I received a bottle yesterday which I assume is not the trial sample as it is 1oz. Has anyone returned theirs and had a refund?? My bank said they could do nothing until after 14 days when they would look into thde matter.

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  • Ja
      14th of Feb, 2011

    I always delete unsolicited emails, so I was on to Charles Roberts. But CPM Ready had a posting on indeed.com. Go their website. They put a lot of work into making the website look legit. I just searched for them again and CPM Ready is still posting jobs.
    http://cpmready.com/careers-wont-you-join-us/
    Beware.

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