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.