https://melotel.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/inner-banner2.png
The Most Reliable & Trusted
VOIP Service Provider
in Canada
October 18, 2019

Sign Our Petition To Encourage Indeed To Alert Job Seekers Of Fraud!

As we reported in a blog, earlier this week, MeloTel is a recent victim of fraud. A scammer who goes by the name of “Angel” placed a fraudulent job posting on Indeed.com, purporting to be hiring for a position at our company. In that blog, we described the steps we took to have the job posting removed. However, we also detailed that this “Angel” person was continuing to communicate with unsuspecting job seekers via email.

MeloTel’s Founder and CEO, John Meloche takes this situation very seriously. He is not content with having both his name and his company name used for fraudulent means. So, although he has had the posting deleted and has also alerted the authorities about this matter, he is taking things one step further.

John has set up a petition and he needs you to sign it!

Sign the petition HERE! On behalf of the entire MeloTel team, we’d like to request your help by supporting our quest to have Indeed notify all applicants of job postings that were removed for reports of fraud. Even though Indeed has been used by fraudsters to target innocent job seekers, they have no policy to inform potential victims of crime that they may possibly still be at risk.

It is hard to determine all of the various ways that scam artists approach the defrauding of job seekers using Indeed. However, we’d like to remind you of the way in which both John and MeloTel were victimized this month.

“Angel” presented himself as a legitimate member of our company.

He posted a fake job posting for a Customer Service Representative on Indeed.com. The posting led job seekers to apply for the job and they were instructed to communicate with the company through email instead of on the Indeed platform.

Through email, it was communicated that a “trial” was necessary in order for the candidate to be considered for the job. The supposed trial involved the following: A cheque, in the amount of $3,800.45, would be sent to the unsuspecting victim through FedEx with a tracking number. The cheque would contain legitimate signatures from members of a Vancouver-based law office who were also victimized by this scam.

The scammer then asks the victim to deposit the cheque and keep his/her pay of $500.00, but then use the rest of the money to pay past due bills for the company. Now, even though Indeed did take down the fake job posting, it was still active for two days – enough time to attract a large number of applicants.

To date, no official notice has been sent from Indeed to possible victims who applied for the job through this fraudulent posting. These individuals are still at risk of further victimization and are potentially dealing with the scammers even now. This means that anyone who has applied for the position may still be communicating with the scammer, totally unaware they are ongoing victims of crime.

We’re calling for Indeed to enact a new policy.

With this petition, we are calling for Indeed to enact a policy which will inform job seekers if applications containing their personal data were submitted to job opportunities that were later discovered to be fraudulent or reported for being a scam.

Indeed knows who has applied to every job. Enacting this policy should be easy for them. But, sadly, at present, anyone who applies for a job on Indeed.com will never know if their data was compromised in the event their applications were sent to fraudulent recruiters. Too many people are at risk of being unknowing victims!

Job seekers deserve to be informed by the provider they are trusting with their data. If Indeed knows that a job posting was attempting to rip off job seekers, it has a corporate responsibility to inform job seekers of this so they are not defrauded. As of yet, Indeed has still not informed applicants to the fraudulent posting, and we think they should.

You can help be a voice for these job seekers by signing this petition! Thank you!

0 Comment
Leave A Comment

Here are a few testimonials from what our customers have to say:

Danielle Cameron
Heidi Kaufmann
Charles Murray
Rashalee Green
Fouad Shuhaiber
Dr. Martin Jugenburg
Wayne Goldstein
Danielle Cameron (VP Marketing)Imprezzio Marketing

“Imprezzio Marketing has been with MeloTel for 4 years and their service has been outstanding over the years. Their customer support team is always extremely helpful and always responds and resolves any issues that we have. Thank you MeloTel for providing us with such great service. READ MORE"

Heidi Kaufmann (Manager )TK Enterprises

“When TK Enterprises found MeloTel 2 years ago, it was in a crisis situation. Our previous VoIP provider had left us in the lurch and within days, MeloTel had us back up and running and we’ve never looked back since. We started with VoIP services and have worked with them to bring our company’s technology levels up to be more cutting edge and competitive while reducing costs and mitigating risk the entire time. READ MORE"

Charles Murray (CEO)Benjamin Verde

“Benjamin Verde Incorporated has been a loyal MeloTel customer since 2013. We are able to provide a variety of Artist and Entertainment related solutions such as Web Hosting, Artist Marketing and Artist Funding to clients across Canada. By utilizing MeloTel’s robust products and services our agents are able to provide fast and efficient customer care to various radio stations, record companies, independent artist as well as popular international brands via Benjamin Verde’s VXCO.net portal. READ MORE"

Rashalee Green (VP of Operations)Synergy Marketing

“As the leaders in promotional advertising with over 25 years experience we strive to satisfy all of our clients’ needs when it comes to marketing them and their businesses. We go over and above to make sure that all of their advertising demands are met with no exceptions. MeloTel and Synergy have been in business together since providing exceptional VoIP and technical services. READ MORE"

Fouad Shuhaiber (CEO)National Projects

“I have been a MeloTel customer since 2009 and wanted to tell you how much my whole office appreciates your services. Life becomes a lot easier when someone is there to help when we need it. That kind of service is why we will remain a loyal customer for many years to come. Thank you! READ MORE"

Dr. Martin Jugenburg (Surgeon)Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute

“Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute is a plastic surgery clinic, located in downtown Toronto. On site we have a fully functional, state of the art surgical facility. MeloTel assisted us when we went paperless a couple years ago in replacing and restructuring our computer hardware and network. They have been providing us with IT support ever since. Whether it be remote sessions that are required, or on site visits, the service MeloTel provides is always quick and efficient. READ MORE"

Wayne Goldstein (CEO)Global Mentoring Solutions

“Global Mentoring Solutions (GMS) is a North American based, white labelled outsourced help desk provider that partners with major ISPs, eLearning Support Providers and mid-market IT Service Providers. With MeloTel’s telephone infrastructure services GMS is able to provide support for over 8,000 technical support interactions per month! GMS has been relying on MeloTel’s expertise and professional support services since 2010. READ MORE"

Request Information

Connect With Us

Back