That's right--me. As a lot of you know I am looking feverishly for a job to replace the one I left at the end of December. The other day I paid to have my resume send to a whole lot of places on the internet. Being kind of old school I am not totally sure about how you apply for jobs on-line and I guess it showed!! I received 5 emails almost immediately about what seemed to be the same job-for at home work (data entry w/some bookkeeping). 4 of them did not look right to me and I deleted them. The 5th was very well written and grammatically correct. So-I wrote back. I received an email stating that I should add this person to my Yahoo messenger and the interview would be conducted there--I did so--passed with flying colors (this person really knew the questions to ask!) and was "hired". I was told that I would be receiving a check for all software, etc needed and would have to buy from "their" vendor. Ok-I could live with that--but when I asked where the vendor was located--well they could not answer me. We left off that I would wait for the check, find out from my bank how long it would take to clear then proceed from there. I was supposed to call her at 9 tomorrow morning-I won't be-I signed off--there were one too many inconsistencies and the company was Goldman Sachs, the investment banking firm.
So--after being happy for about 15 minutes I began to seriously wonder--Goldman Sachs is in NYC and I live near NYC so I went to their website and got their phone number. I explained to the woman who answered why I was calling and she directed me to the security department. It was definitely a SCAM. I forwarded the email and the entire IM conversation to him!! If I ever receive that check--I will forward to them as well and if I receive the laptop--RETURN TO SENDER!! I am not too thrilled with Spammers, but sometimes what they write is almost funny and some of them do try to tell you how they "love" your blog. HOWEVER--I HATE SCAMMERS. This is the first time this has happened to me--and hopefully the last!!
The good news is I did not cancel my interview with an employment agency tomorrow. Maybe tomorrow will be my lucky day-and they will have some kind of a temporary part time or part time job not too far from where I live!!
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