(Editors note: Ocassionally, we feature the Blogs and writings of local authors, Computing Center clients and others.)
Zach Shulman (the one who plays soccer) is a partner at Cayuga Venture Fund, teaches at the Johnson School of Management at Cornell, and is also the Director of Entrepreneurship@Cornell. He maintains a Blog called Ithaca VC in which he writes about business, the local world of venture capital, and startups. www.ithacavc.com Here is a Blog entry that warms the heart of anyone who owns their own business, runs an organization, or dreams about doing so!
The other day I was guest lecturing in a class and described running a startup to be like swimming in a Shawshank River. There is a constant flow of problems building a company, but at the end be salvation!
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Our friends at the Better Business Bureau sent out this post regarding job posting scams. Hard to believe that there are those who will prey on those seeking employment. Like everything these days, it pays to be vigilant.
A savvy job seeker always checks out a business before going on an interview. But what happens when that company's name is just a cover for a scam?
How the Scam Works:
An increasing amount of scammers are using the names of legitimate businesses and organizations to lure in job seekers.
In one recent example, scammers posted a help wanted ad on Craigslist for an opportunity at the real, Virginia-based "Association of Corporate Travel Executives." When job hunters responded to the ad, imposters sent them checks to deposit. Consumers were told keep a portion of the check as their pay and to wire the rest to a third party via Western Union. Of course, the checks never cleared, and victims were out the money.
In another variation, scammers stole the name of a Better Business Bureau accredited, Ohio-based business FBN Construction LLC. Scammers sent emails to local consumers promoting a job opportunity at the company and encouraging applicants to fill out an online form on a fake website. The form asked for personal information, opening job seekers up to identity theft.