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February 17, 2003 8:51 AM   Subscribe

Looking for the right job? Or a new team member? Not so fast. You might like to read about others' experiences with the company. Shouldn't this site have been shut down already? Where can one complain if the company in question lists a bogus address?
posted by thatweirdguy2 (19 comments total)

 
Here's the WHOIS info (very informative):

Registrant:
fexxit
fexxit
fexxit, fexxit fexxit
US

Domain name: FEXXIT.COM

Administrative Contact:
fexxit, fexxit themanagement@consultant.com
fexxit
fexxit, fexxit fexxit
US
000-000-0000
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 8:52 AM on February 17, 2003


The spelling errors alone should be a red light. What kind of legitimate company has "efecitive," "humna" and "intiate" in their legal section?
posted by notbrain at 9:28 AM on February 17, 2003


I love how they want your father's mother's and a close friend's references. not that they might impersonate any of those 3.. yaknow...

I still think it's Darwinism at best. Stupid people get stung. If it sounds to good to be true- it probably is.
posted by shadow45 at 9:28 AM on February 17, 2003


Yeah, we should set up a whole bunch of these web sites. The more unemployed, desperate, stupid people we can nail the better off society will be as a whole.
posted by botono9 at 9:35 AM on February 17, 2003


I like how the map to "Head Quarters" shows the building to sit pretty much under a highway, in an exit ramp median.

I'm also curious what you're supposed to do when the "who is" is bogus. I've been trying to track down the real people behind "emailsupersavers.com" so that I shove 500mb of spam down THEIR throats! They give phone numbers and addresses, but the phone number goes to a voicemail that no one ever checks and who knows if the mailing address is good. If I cannot find their ass, I can not kick it.
posted by pejamo at 9:51 AM on February 17, 2003


If you actually go deep enough on the site, it jumps to an actual recruiting company, Ian Martin. Fexxit just copied the source code without changing all the links.
posted by Officeslacker at 9:52 AM on February 17, 2003


Heh. I had a feeling that Fexxit's design is a Pirated Site.
posted by pfafflin at 10:06 AM on February 17, 2003


Nice catch, Officeslacker.
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 10:13 AM on February 17, 2003


Look at the ws_ftp.log and you see they uploaded the site to: 207.234.139.188 (CyberGate, Inc Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

They use http://www.digitalinet.com/...who has another blank WHOIS.

Their login name at 0catch is hireme.

They used a Spanish copy of Windows at some point:

2002.09.12 12:01 B C:\WINDOWS\Escritorio\the x company\home_archivos\apply_to_ad.gif --> ftp.hireme.0catch.com /home_archivos apply_to_ad.gif

I'm sure someone who is good at this stuff could actually find them.
posted by ?! at 10:21 AM on February 17, 2003


Thanks weirdguy, my handle says it all!
posted by Officeslacker at 10:53 AM on February 17, 2003


Ian Martin:
"Ian Martin has recently opened a second office in Montreal, QC. Our engineering & technical staffing team have moved to our new location in Ville Saint Laurent, the heart of Montreal's high tech community. Visit the Contact IM section to view a list of all Ian Martin's locations."

Fexx:
"The FexX Co. has recently opened a second office in Las Vagas, NV.. Our engineering & technical staffing team have moved to our new location in Ville Saint Laurent, the heart of Las Vagas's high tech community. Visit the Contact Mc section to view a list of all THE FexX's locations.
"

That's funny.
posted by BlueWolf at 10:56 AM on February 17, 2003


go mefi! catch those dirty bastards!
posted by fishfucker at 11:22 AM on February 17, 2003


The "application" is supposed to be faxed to a number in the 419 area code. Ohio?
posted by Mid at 11:44 AM on February 17, 2003


Hmmm....looks like they have used the same page before but with a different phone number.
posted by Mid at 11:45 AM on February 17, 2003


This one has a much more impressive looking office.

(I'll stop now.)
posted by Mid at 11:49 AM on February 17, 2003


Hey, if it ain't broke...
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:02 PM on February 17, 2003


As long as it takes more identifying information to get a post office box than to register a domain name stuff like this will continue to happen. Daily.
posted by Ynoxas at 7:15 PM on February 17, 2003


The more unemployed, desperate, stupid people we can nail the better off society will be as a whole.

a) george bush's personal creed.
b) typical corporate business plan.
c) america's new motto.
d) all of the above
posted by quonsar at 7:58 AM on February 18, 2003


Following up on ?!'s comment about spanish windows, if you view source on the "human resources contract," you can tell that the username on the author's computer is Homero Villalobos.

<img height="3" alt src="file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Homero%20Villalobos/Escritorio/pagina/spacer.gif">

Doesn't mean that's definitely the name of the guy, Homero Villalobos might have had his computer stolen. There may be several people in on this working both in the states and in MX.
posted by Lori at 11:43 AM on February 18, 2003


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