If you have recently applied for a job via Craigslist.org and received a job offer from Cost Management Services after interviewing via Yahoo! Messenger, please be aware that you may have been the victim of an identity scam.
A company using the website Craigslist.org has been using our company information to post fraudulent job openings. The advertisements will display Work At Home, and are for Payroll, Accounting, Human Resources or Data Entry Clerk type positions.
If you have been sent a check from the people claiming to be Cost Management Services DO NOT attempt to cash this check. Fake cashier checks and money orders are common, and banks will cash them and then hold YOU responsible when the fake is discovered weeks later.
Please be very careful with your personal information while online. Do not divulge social security, birth dates, or bank details online.
CMS is working with authorities to try to stop this company from using our name fraudulently. If you have been contacted by these people please contact us at 1-800-517-9099 and let us know.
For information about scams perpetrated on Craigslist.org please visit: http://chicago.craigslist.org/about/scams
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