Find My Profession Fights Fake Reviews from Competitors

Find My Profession Fights Fake Reviews from Competitors

Find My Profession is an elite career services provider founded in 2015. Our passion is helping job seekers find the career of their dreams. We do this through our two main offerings:

  1. Resume, LinkedIn, Cover Letter and More.

100% Professional Resume Writers (PRWs). We pride ourselves on the fact that we only hire elite PRWs who provide the highest quality service in the industry. Our resume writers have experience in 85+ different career types and we match you with a writer based on relevant experience.

  1. Professionally Managed Job Search (Career Coaching)

Our Career Coaching service was designed to make your life easier. Never want to search for a job or fill out an application again? Hire the pros at Find My Profession to manage your job search.

Sadly, Find My Profession caught the attention of its competitors in 2018 and has received dozens of fake reviews since.

This article is designed to outline some of the fake reviews written about Find My Profession Inc. Our goal is to shed light on the foul play that is taking place in the career services industry, particularly on the resume writing side.

WARNING: Some of the content in this article is R-Rated. We believe it’s important to share all of the harassment that Find My Profession has faced and sadly, some of the material contains foul language, racism, homophobic remarks, and crude sexual comments.

Find My Profession Receives Fake Reviews

Beginning December 2018 and continuing throughout 2019, Find My Profession has received more than 35 fake 1-star reviews spread across platforms like Sitejabber, Trustpilot, and Yelp.

You might be wondering why someone would leave 35 fake 1-star reviews on a competitor?

It’s simple really. The intention of these reviews was to cause doubt in the mind of a potential Find My Profession customer who may be reviewing our actual client’s reviews.

Adding enough 1-star reviews would decrease our star-rating and influence potential customers to consider other services.

Below, we’ll break down more than a dozen fake reviews, harassing emails, and chats written about Find My Profession. The content below is not at all extensive and only scratches the surface of the 60+ fake reviews, messages, and emails that FMP has received.

Fake 1-Star Trustpilot Reviews

We've taken a sample of the fake reviews that Find My Profession received on Trustpilot and included them below.

"Mikhail Podesto" left this fake review on 1/24/19. "14211163" left this fake review on 2/12/19.

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"John Will" left this fake review on 2/12/19. "Mike Tomlin" left this fake review on 2/13/19.

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"Fred Kreuger" left this fake review on 2/14/19. "Frank Stone" left this fake review on 2/20/19.

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"Sun Moon Mee" left this fake review on 2/18/19. "Tiny P." left this fake review on 2/20/19.

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"Geddy Upp" left this fake review on 2/20/19. "Mike Dundee" left this fake review on 2/21/19.

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"Julie Neilson" left this fake review on 2/22/19. "Mike Mitchell" left this fake review on 2/23/19.

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"James H." left this fake review on 2/24/19. "Charles M." left this fake review on 2/25/19.

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"Wendy Wheeler" left this fake review on 3/1/19. "James H." left this fake review on 3/7/19.

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"Mikeis Brown" left this fake review on 3/8/19. "Dan" left this fake review on 3/24/19.

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If you look at the dates above, you will notice a pattern.

1/24/19, 2/12/19, 2/12/19, 2/13/19, 2/14/19, 2/18/19, 2/20/19, 2/20/19, 2/20/19, 2/21/19, 2/22/19, 2/23/19, 2/24/19, 2/25/19, 3/1/19, 3/7/19, 3/8/19, 3/24/19.

All of the reviews were left during the same time period which tells us it's either an individual or a select handful of individuals who are leaving the reviews.

Fake Trustpilot Compliance Department

As if the fake reviews received on Trustpilot weren't enough, our resume competitors decided to take it a step further by impersonating a Trustpilot employee.

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Friends, you can't make this stuff up!

You can tell we are dealing with some true pros here by the way the spelled "Trust Pilot" in the email subject line.

I will give this individual some kudos, after all, they created the email account "trustpilot@europe.com" which to the untrained eye would seem pretty legitimate.

We had a little bit of fun with this person by responding and telling them we were going to send over the info. 

Find My Profession Fights Fake Reviews from Competitors

After a few back and forths, we were able to identify the IP address of the fake Trustpilot employee. The IP address linked to the same person who was caught sending the harassing messages/emails that we'll talk about below.

Fake 1-Star Yelp Reviews

Sadly, the fraudulent activity was not limited to Trustpilot. We received more than a dozen fake reviews on our company Yelp page during the same time period.

"Jim B." left this fake review on 2/21/19. "Mike T." left this fake review on 2/13/19. "James B." left this fake review on 1/30/19.

 Find My Profession Fights Fake Reviews from Competitors

As you can see, the reviews above have been labeled as "not recommended" by Yelp due to their lack of credibility.

In addition to the reviews above, Yelp has removed 15 reviews for violating their terms of service (most of which were deemed as fake/spammy reviews).

"Mikeis B." - 3/8/19. "James H." - 3/7/19. "Wendy W." - 3/1/19. "Donna S." - 2/25/19. "Charles M." - 2/18/19. "Will Y." - 2/4/19. "James G." - 1/29/19. "Bob W." - 1/28/19. "Truth T." - 1/28/19. "Max T." - 1/28/19.

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Again, if you look at the dates above, you will notice a pattern.

1/28/19, 1/28/19, 1/28/19, 1/29/19, 2/4/19, 2/18/19, 2/25/19, 3/1/19, 3/7/19, 3/8/19.

All of the reviews were left during the same time period which tells us it's either an individual or a select handful of individuals who are leaving the reviews.

Fake Customer Sending Harassing Messages

As if the fake reviews weren't harassment enough, Find My Profession received dozens of offensive and threatening chat messages during this same time period.

WARNING: The following images include crude language that may not be appropriate for some.

1/4/19 - Sexually harassing email.

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1/14/19 - Sexually harassing chat message.

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1/8/19 - Sexually harassing chat message.

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1/9/19 - This chat message references Mike Podesto (Founder & CEO of Find My Profession) and implies that his wife Erica is having an affair.

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1/9/19 - This chat message asks to smoke pot with Find My Profession's Founder & CEO - Mike Podesto.

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1/9/19 - This chat message implies a "grow op" is taking place and includes a threat that, "We've got eyes on you".

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1/11/19 - This chat message is a bit ironic. The same person who wrote these disturbing chat messages believes we need psychiatric help.

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1/21/19 - This chat message references marijuana and also contains sexually harassing content.

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1/22/19 - This chat message references sexually crude topics.

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1/24/19 - This email references and threatens each member of Founder & CEO - Mike Podesto's family.

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1/24/19 - This chat message references sexually crude topics.

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1/24/19 - This chat message references sexually crude topics.

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1/27/19 - This chat message references sexually crude topics.

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1/22/19 - This email contains a personal threat to Mike Podesto - Founder & CEO of Find My Profession.

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1/30/19 - This chat message references sexually crude topics.

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1/22/19 - This chat message references sexually crude topics.

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1/22/19 - This email includes a photo of Mike Podesto - Founder & CEO of Find My Profession with his eyes cut out and other photo edits.

Find My Profession Fights Fake Reviews from Competitors

You might be asking yourself, "But how can you know that all of these emails/chats were sent from the same person?"

That's a fair question. After all, they use a variety of different aliases for reviews, chat messages, and emails.

Thankfully, the person who sent all of the harassing chat messages and emails above did not know how to mask their IP address.

We were able to confirm that each of the messages sent above was in fact sent from the same person. We took it one step further and discovered exactly who was sending these messages...

We'll give you a hint. This individual owns his/her very own resume writing company. But we'll save the details on who all was involved in this harassment for another time.

Real Find My Profession Reviews

The good thing about fake reviews from competitors is ... well ... they are fake. Because of that, most of the review platforms that these fake reviews were left on have audited the reviews, deemed them as fake, and removed them.

While the process is extremely burdensome to get these reviews removed, we were able to accomplish this in almost every instance.

Sadly, there are still a few fake reviews about us floating around the internet. For now, we will continue to fight these fake reviews in every way possible.

We've compiled some of our real reviews in one central location to make things easy for you. You can visit find my profession reviews to see some of our outstanding 5-star reviews.

Find My Profession Fights Fake Reviews from Competitors

Conclusion

Through it all, Find My Profession has continued to take the high road.

Because of our strong company culture, outstanding commitment to customer service, and more than 150 real 5-star reviews, we have been able to make it through these trials.

We hope that any company or individual partaking in cyber-bullying will reconsider their choices and build a business out of honesty, integrity, and hard work.

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