OT: Dodgy UK recruitment companies

I decided to post this message to share my experience of two companies, these being a recruitment consultants called s2hr also known as Science RO and secondly a cv formatting company called CV
select or CV selector. After finding an interesting job advertised on TotalJobs.com I sent my CV off to the recruitment company in question (s2hr). A few days later they got back to me and said they thought I would be an ideal candidate for the job but they thought that my CV was not of sufficient quality to put forward and they recommended that I get it professionally reformatted.
I was very surprised by this as I'd spent a lot of time preparing my CV and was very pleased with it's contents and format. S2hr then told me that they could arrange for my cv to be reformatted using a company called cv slelector, they put me through to this company on the phone and they explained that they normally charged 99 for their services but that because I was coming from an agency the agency would pay most of the fees leaving me to pay 39. They went on to explain that this 39 would be refunded to me as soon as I got an interview for a job through the agency. They refused to give me any examples of their formatting service using the reason that I would simply be able to copy their work. They then explained that when I payed for the service my CV would be reformatted within 24hrs and immediately supplied to the recruiter (s2hr) but that I would not receive a copy until 1 month later so that the agency had a head start in finding me a position.
I was very sceptical about all of this and my immediate reaction was that the companies were likely to take my money and not be heard of again, I was sceptical that the job in question even existed. I should have stuck with my first instinct. The recruitment company called me back later in the week and used some basic sales tactics telling me that they were supplying 5 cv'c to their client and that they had 4 and would very much like to use mine as the 5th as I was well suited to the role. After pondering my position for a while I eventually foolishly decided that I could afford to loose 39 and take the gamble that their was actually a job as the job spec was perfect for what I wanted. After giving then my credit card details it's perhaps not surprising that I have not heard a peep from s2hr since. Over a month later I had also not received my 'professionally reformatted' CV from cv selector. However after a email to the company I did get my CV and needless to say it was of very poor quality. My original cv was far improved, their work essentially involved adding a cover sheet to my cv and changing the fonts. Absolute rubbish.
My advice is not to use these companies but you can read my experience and make up your own mind. Some interesting information I've dug up about the company registered as 'CV select':
CV select registered to this address: CV SELECT LIMITED 4 Esher Avenue WALTON-ON-THAMES KT12 2TA PHONE: 01932 886 731
CV select registered by a David Michael Nield who resides at the address above along with a Benjamin Nield, Jennifer Lynn Nield and Adam Nield. David Nields mobile number is 07886 483 670.
All the information above is available freely on the internet if yo know how to get access to such details, I'm just bringing it together for convenience. I hope it is helpful for someone. Unfortunatly I can't find any detilas about s2hr company as it is not registered (at least underthat name) but I strongly suspect a link between the 2 companies based on my experience. Use these companies only if you are happy to loose your money!
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