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Scam alert: Avoid calling the “Job Line”

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I received a warning about this in my job network support group e-mails today. Then I got it myself this afternoon just as I posted my last post:

There’s a recorded message call making the rounds of the Detroit area. It calls you and tells you to “Call the Job Line, 976-4477, for information on local, state, and federal jobs.” It’s a man’s voice which repeats this message for about 30 seconds before automatically hanging up on you. My caller ID had no information on where this call originated from, either.

No matter how desperate you are for job information, don’t call this number! 976 numbers are pay services, and you will be charged high rates for the call.

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Written by Joanne

July 22, 2009 at 5:49 pm

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  1. Holy cripes, what is wrong with people? How are we ever going to climb out of this mess? Preying on the weak and vulnerable is disgusting, and it happens all the time. What happened to our country?

    Survive Unemployment

    July 22, 2009 at 11:28 pm

  2. By the way — thanks for the heads-up. That’s useful info.

    Survive Unemployment

    July 22, 2009 at 11:28 pm


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