Found this one in our local daily.
My goodness, what’s next? Congressional endorsement?
Admin assistant needed for home business Smalltown NJ. 19 hours/week. Work in office, phones, & errands. Please include a 500 word biography, 2 written refs & 2 written character refs. Mail to: (blind post office box addy is given)
Anonymous address given?
Real cute. Who knows what nutcase may be the recipient of personal data like references?
Fight fire with fire: have your Uncle Steve, your BFF or your aunt or your cousin or your tennis buddy write a reference. Say that you knew your reference from when you both worked at Company XYZ…which conveniently closed and went out of business several years ago. Once again, it proves that references mean zero.