Tuesday, October 9, 2007

SPAM: American Income Life Insurance Company

This woman does not give up!!! This time there were images in the email, but my default is not to view them as a precaution. Also, who the heck is fowarding my resume to them all the time, and does she realise she is sending me multiple emails.

The truthful answer... noone... who knows... who cares... SPAM

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from DAVID ZOPHIN <Recruiting.ail.2.12522.46631062l@americanincome.jobs>
date Oct 9, 2007 12:00 PM
subject your resume was forwarded to us, we would like to schedule an interview
mailed-by tmkrmssmtp1.tmkrms.com
Hello,
My name is Kathy Konopacki. I am the Assistant Director of Human Resources with American Income Life Insurance Company. Your resume was forwarded to me, and I have a few questions.
Please let me know the best number and time to reach you or call me at (860) 632-0061 x108. I look forward to hearing from you.
Kathy KonopackiAssistant Director of Human ResourcesAmerican Income Life(860) 632-0061 x108
We would like to keep you updated on exciting job opportunities at American Income Life Insurance Company; we will continue to alert you when we have opening at our local offices. You received this email because you placed your resume on an internet job board or responded to one of our job ads. To remove your email address from our list, please do not reply to this email. This will not remove you from future emails. Instead, please use the link below to process your removal requests.
Click here to unsubscribe from further communication regarding job opportunities at American Income Life Insurance Company. Please allow two to three business days for the removal process of your E-mail address to be complete. American Income Life Insurance Company, 1200 Wooded Acres, Waco, TX 76710.
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19 comments:

Brendan said...

I get the Toronto version of this scam. I've tried reverse-searching the phone number but it doesn't get any hits. Their address also turns up nothing. Bad sign for a business to be unlisted. Even their Canadian website looks fishy.
Good luck with the job hunt(s).

R said...

I got TWO emails from American Income, one from the CEO himself and the other from the State Director. Hmmm ..... I smell a fish

Mike said...

OK, it looks like I've been hit with this one. Beleiving it from jump street I called the number and unwittingly gave them my phone numbers ... Thank God for caller i.d. One e-mails that I don't want to recieve any more I put the setting on g-mail to send it right back to the one who sent it :))

D said...

I have been hit with 3 different people trying to get me to join and no matter how many times i write back or call I get another agent sending me an email. To join

Ashley said...

I am an american income life agent and i work as an independent contractor as does anyone in the company... the answer to your question is quiet simple because there are so many offices in so many locations it is only natural that people (recruiting agents)find people(like you) who post their resume online for the world to see! they are in fact trying to fill positions. however, i wouldn't feel to special because anyone who has any experience in customer relations or sales gets an offer since most recruiters for some of the companies get paid that way. The company is also union so they cannot advertise like some of it so called competition. i can tell you the company itself is very real and for the right people can be very lucritive... I can only tell you if you were not intrested in a job or being recruited why in the world did you post your resume on a site that millions of companies have access to... kinda silly huh? By the way when i myself got recruited the way you did it was in fact the head of the agency who called me personally...No Scam Involved

mev said...

Ashley - Most legitimate companies do not recruit like this and I am sure you know that.

I think its outrageous that you are sarcastically commenting on people having their resumes posted on job sites as if that is unheard of and that all these people, me included, deserve to get spammed by American Income Life or any of the other aggressive "recruiting" spammers. Legit company or not, its a turn off and obviously a position that is hard to fill because clearly they will take anyone who responds to their emails.

I am sure I speak for most when I say that when you post a resume to a job site, you are interested in finding a job. So many people are out of work that it makes sense to put yourself out there. Maybe these people just don't want one selling financial products or insurance when that is not their background.

So frankly I think your post is "kinda silly" and agree with all the other posters considering these emails a scam.

Oh and lastly - I found my recruiting email from AIL in my spam folder.... never happened to any other job opportunities that were emailed to me from a job board... hmmmm

Athena's Child said...

Kudos Mev! Ashley is a twit. Anyway, I got a call yesterday from AIL. I agreed to an interview for this morning. I have been out of work for 3 months now and haven't had to much luck. So when I got the call from AIL I was so happy but I this bad feeling about the situation as well. I need a job so badly that I jumped att the opportunity. Later that night I began to think about the phone conversation I had with the rep. I couldn't remember having ever applied with this company, so I checked the list I have of all the companies I've applied with, nothing. I checked all of my recent job searches on job websites, nothing. So I checked there website for more info about jobs available within the company, no listings shown. Send them your name and number and you will be contacted. Huh? And this made me think "Well what the hell is the position I'm interviewing for then?". So this morning I came across all the scam posts about this company. The complaints are staggering,I just couldn't believe it. The months of searching, interview prepping, networking, and now this bull****! Needless to say I was angry. So I went to the interview with my best business suit and worst attitude. I let that interviewer have it, she wasn't expecting someone with a perfectly poised business persona to have such a filthy mouth! I exercised the demon, tore up the fact sheet about the company that was given to me pre-interview placed it on her desk and sashayed out the door. I feel a little better now.

oilyfishhead said...

I started getting this crap the day after I posted my resume on Monster.com.

CTYLER219 said...

Well there back. I just got a call from a rep. stating she is from the HR dept. of american income and calling to schedule an interview. She spoke the name of the company so fast that I was uncomfortable. I had here to spell it out so that I may look up the company. Well, I found you all. commenting on this company. I won't waste my time going to an interview with a company that provides disception from the jump. They need to realize that there are professional people out here and their tactics will probably only work with kids. So Kudos to you Ashley for going and cursing their ass out!! wasting people time and taking advantage of people who are out of work. They suck!

CTYLER219 said...

I'm sorry that comment was for Athena's child .....

francesca said...

Hi- I thought it was just me- but this ail insurance business seems odd. They have phoned me 3-4 times and I told them that I hooked up w/ a job somewhere else.Whatever..

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Katie said...

Just put a resume on monster.com, email from them ended up in my SPAM and this morning I received a phone call from them. I hope they do not continue to call!

Glam City Boutique said...

I too received a email this morning and did some research. I found that there is a actual website for this company and that they are in business in 49 states and also in Canada as well. I also went to the Better Business Bureau website and typed in the address for the branch that contacted me. There is BBB accreditation of A+ for their Headquaters located in Colorado but there was no accreditation listings for the smaller offices that I looked up. I have been out of work since I graduated college last year so at this point I'm not sure what I will do but after reading all of your posts and doing some research that brought me here I hope that the information that I found will help some of you in your decision making process.

Fox 5280 said...

I received a phone call from these guys today, scheduled an interview tomorrow. After what I've read over the past half-hour, I'm not going to the interview. And what amuses me is that I've read 3 different posts left by supposed employees, defending their company. Why do all three of the posts that I read (including YOURS, Ashley) have such gross misspellings and poor grammar? I will enjoy those extra 2 hours of sleep that I would be giving up to go to this shit interview. I am so tired of asshat companies like this taking advantage of unemployed people.

Tony Ferrari said...

Old blog post but still an active topic...

I just received a phone call from a "hiring manager" for American Income Life Insurance. I said that they had the wrong number. When I tried to call back it rang a few times and eventually went to an AT&T automated voicemail. I kept calling the number immediately and the person on the other end was obviously ignoring my phone calls. It would ring 2, 3, or 4 times and go to voicemail. I'm a sceptic of anyone calling me from a cellular phone for a first time interview. I understand that some might not have a desk phone when they need to make calls, but you have to have a personalized voicemail box set up.

Robert Gagne said...

Independent contractor and union are contradicting terms. Contractors CANNOT BE UNIONIZED just look at the fight going on at the seaports with INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND THE TEAMSTERS. Your words just reiterate the word SCAM. And by the way I didn't post my resume for millions of companies to see just the ones that I an QUALIFIED to work for.

Robert Gagne said...

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Carlos Miguel De Villa said...

Insurance companies are really aggressive to get you insurance policies, they always do promises that can bait you to those insurance scams