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City of Pueblo warns about bogus job ads

Posted at 4:32 PM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 20:33:13-04

PUEBLO – The City of Pueblo is warning job seekers not to apply to help wanted ads posted anywhere but the city’s own website. Multiple bogus job ads are showing up on popular employment websites leading people to call and ask about openings that don’t exist.

Bobby Cuomo, the Media Systems Administrator for the City of Pueblo believes someone is scraping data about job descriptions and salary information to create the bogus ads. When someone clicks to apply, they fill out an application on a website that has nothing to do with the City.

Cuomo sent a cease and desist email to the company  which has a domain name registered in Montreal.

It worked briefly, but then people started calling in again about jobs that weren’t listed. Cuomo told us there can be warning signs about the bogus job listings.

“The last job posting was for the Ice Arena Manager at City of Pueblo Police Department, Colorado Springs, Colorado,” he said.

Those incongruities may seem obvious to local. But many people apply for jobs from out of state. Cuomo posted a warning on the homepage of the City of Pueblo website to try and get the word out about the fake job listings.

He said the City website is the only place on the internet to apply to work for Pueblo.

“No place else will you find a City of Pueblo job. You won’t find it on LinkedIn, you won’t find it on indeed, or monster or any of them. Only on the City’s website.”