Potential Employment Scan?

Today was going well until I received a strange email from someone I thought was a potential employer.  I am not going to put any details because I am not 100% that they are scamming me but reading over the information after lunch, I feel scammed.

Here is the story:

I have been applying to jobs that look interesting.  This has been helping me to arrow in on the type of jobs that are most appealing whether I am fully qualified or not.  As this is an exploratory search, I have not been keeping a detailed list.  Then, I receive an email in December – “Thanks for applying.  We are interested.”

I was traveling so I did not follow up until January when they told me the position was still open.  However, as part of the application process, they had a 5 week training that everyone goes through with a test each week.  I thought it was weird but figured it was a good way to know who could work remote and who could not.

So for two weeks, I have been in correspondence with a guy that has sent me new material each day and a quiz on Fridays.  I received a call from Sweden, theoretically an interview, but they never asked any questions.  Then today, I received an email that asked me to buy things on my credit card and have them delivered to somewhere else!  WTH?!?

Luckily, I have other opportunities but I can see how this scam could work.  As it stands, I was experimenting to see where it goes but now am mad at myself for letting this go as long as it has.

Author: Cassandra

I am a woman, a mom and an aspiring writer. As I strive to pin down my #passion out of all of my #loves, I am looking to share and make new friends.

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