The Retro Lounge Podcast Series

How To Make Money with Online Job Scams

The Retro Lounge is a look back into the archives of “The Recruiters Lounge Podcast w/Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen.” The Recruiters Lounge Podcast posted weekly between the years of 2005 – 2010. With energy, wit and opposite points of view, Jim Stroud and Karen Mattonen discussed, debated and squabbled like children over HR issues that affected the workplace and society overall.

Today’s episode, “HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH ONLINE JOB SCAMS,” originally aired on March 27, 2009. And in this episode we discussed a recruiter who was facing possible time in jail for charging job seekers a fee for finding them work. Is what he did actually illegal? Was it really a scam, or was it just a badly executed business plan? You may be surprised.