Rec'd an email from Ben B. (), which included a validation code that was valid for only 24 hours on a website. When I followed the link to the application, I put in some info that'd I'd already put on the resume I sent in -(I didn't submit a SSN nor was it requested on the application.) and advised job requires applicant to purchase a Background Check, which 'guarantees a live interview' and fee to be repaid by employer....I'm smelling it's 'phishy'. May be a SCAM to get people to buy background checks. From online application: _____________________________________________________________________________ Why you need to be verified: Due to the sensitive nature of the position you are applying for, our client has hired us to to verify qualified applicants. Our client requires all applicants to obtain a standard employment background check. It's not free, but expenses will be compensated by the employer, and all applicants with background report are qualified for a guaranteed live interview. If you have completed a similar application less than 30 days ago, please confirm it below. How to get verified: When you completed the background check, you will receive a comprehensive background report in PDF format. Please keep this handy as you will need it during this process as verification of completing the background check. Please DO NOT email us the report as it contains private information, and we will need your permission to review it. _____________________________________________________________________________ Be Careful out there!