This is a scam in the admin/clerical jobs section of www.neworleans.craigslist.com. I sent little info about myself, no resume, and asked for a phone number to reach this company back at. It was advertising a position as an assistant to a real estate management company on Decatur St. This is the email I got back (notice the bad English, particularly the first sentence-----also notice that the point of the scam is identity theft...they want you to fill out enough info for them to get your credit score---bravo to the guy who posted a warning on craigslist about all the fraudulent administrative assistant positions):
Thank you for your intent on our job offer and we have read your resume and you have qualified for the job at hand. Due to the recent economic troubles, our company now requires all applicants to be in good credit standing before we interview you.You and 3 other candidates have been shortlisted for the job vacancy and will all be scheduled for an interview as soon as possible. As part of the protocols of our growing company, we have deployed measures to ensure that the company is safe from any liabilities and problems from our employees, which includes getting your credit score checked.
In lieu to that, we have arranged a special free service for our applicants to get their credit checked with the following company:
Free Credit Check Here
Once you have your credit check in place please send me an email confirmation as soon as possible and inform me about your credit score standing and then we will confirm your interview schedule. During the interview you will be asked to present the soft copy of your credit standing for company documentation and proof.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
All the best,