- 8 years ago
- Wedding: January 1991
Well, I will preface this by saying that I know I am an idiot. However, I followed one Bee’s advice and I did the online interview just to see what would happen. The person briefs me on the job and I ask if training would be provided to me and what the name of the company was. Immediately after that, she signed off.
I e-mail the recruiter (who was different than the interviewer) and basically said I know that this is a scam and that I was going to report them and that this was a waste of my time. I had done some reasearch afterwards and discovered that another person almost got scammed. He posted the online interview on a website. The conversation was exactly like mine (WORD FOR WORD) just a different interviewer. Eventually the person was asking him for money and he signed off. Another commenter said that these same interviews are done by this woman whom I spoke with.
Well, the recruiter gets back to me by saying that I should shut my big mouth if I don’t know all the facts. She also said that she knows I try to make other good companies look bad. She then said “if you know so much, what is our company’s name?” Then said she was going to report me to CS1. I don’t know what that is.
Here’s the problem: In the beginning, the classified ad looked extremely legit (very busy office, incoming/outbound calls, filing, etc.) I sent my resume along with a cover letter. My resume has my name, phone number and P.O. Box only. My husband is angry with me. He said I could have put both our lives in danger if I had a real address on there. I learned my lesson as this was my first time.
What should I do though to safeguard myself? My husband suggested calling the Attorney General’s Office, but is there anything else?