Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Beware of Scams when looking for an online job....

I was sent an invitation to interview for a job on oDesk. The job was titled: PERSONAL ASSISTANT IS NEEDED FOR APPLICANTS IN NORTH AMERICA.
The message stated:
Our recruitment team viewed your resume published on (ODESK) and we are pleased with your qualifications,we believe you have the required qualifications to undergo an online interview.

To proceed with this PERSONAL ASSISTANT POSITION , you must undergo an online interview via yahoo messenger. You are required to have a yahoo instant messenger on your computer.

I want you to setup a yahoo messenger (IM) if you don't have one and Instant Message (Mr Darren Buckley) on his yahoo ID (darrenbuckley38@yahoo.com) As soon as possible for the interview so that you can get Started for the position.
Interview schedule: ASAP

Hope to read back from you as soon as possible.

Kind Regards,
Cass Kelly.

I was already a little skeptical about doing a interview via yahoo messenger, also the job description was very vague. However I went ahead and added the guy to my messenger contacts, what could it hurt...

The next day he messages me. The conversation is as follows: