I was contacted about an interview on odesk.com for a job I did apply for. I received an e-mail to accept the interview and to add workingclerk "Mr Eric Martin" on Yahoo messenger. I was interviewed on the spot. I was asked for my bank, and I said I would not be giving that information. The subject was changed and deflected my comment. I continued to be interviewed and knew that this was probably not legitimate, but wasn't to let it play out until I could ask questions. Eventually I asked for this person's credentials and they simply gave me the website of the company which I had already located on my own when searching if it was a scam. The intention of the company was to send me a fraudulent check and have me end up sending them my own money. I blocked and deleted the person, and won't be accepting interviews of this kind anymore. The job was for a work at home job doing administrative work 30-40 hours a week. It was clear through the interactions we had that this was a scam. I insisted upon not providing any personal information until I could speak with someone at the company by phone. I was given the phone number which showed to be in Iowa. I heard computer sounds while the phone rang and rang. It was probably a fake number to throw people off, just like the website. It appears that the company is real and that they are just using it as a cover for legitimacy.Show more...
nothing, just informing others
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