Now that I am actively searching for a job, I guess I will be getting emails like this every once in a while. I very glad that I study and analyze everything (most of the time) before I get myself in too deep.
ADY Finance Group. If you ever receive an email from them, it’s fake. What tipped me off?
- The email said my application was approved and that I got the job. I’ve applied to a lot of places the past few months, but I do not ever recall applying there.
- They asked for a copy of my passport. Ummm, no. I have no idea who you are, and I’ve never needed to give out that information for a new job.
- Their phone number and their location are in two different countries. At least put a number and address from the same state or province.
- Their address belongs to a mall.
- I searched Google for the company name and found a blog entry that was written in 2007. This guys brother (I think) got a job offer for a different position. Same company, except it was then located in a different country. For them, the company was located at a gas station. They did a domain search and found out that the website for the company was created a few days prior.
- I did as the other person did, I looked up their domain and found out that the website was created just a few days ago.
If there’s one thing I was never able to understand, it’s malicious people. I know in todays world everyone uses everyone for something. I myself have been taken advantage of in the past and I think I’m still having a hard time getting over it. But I was never able to understand how one person could take advantage of another and not feel any remorse. That’s one of the reason why I don’t have too many friends. I avoid people because I usually assume they want something from me, and oddly enough, I’m usually right. My sister actually told me that I may have a third eye for being able to read people, and I wouldn’t doubt it either. Most of the people my sister and I have come across, if I have ever told her, “I don’t like that person. I can’t pin point what it is, but there is something about them that I do not like”, usually, at least a year later, they do something to prove me right.
If this experience has taught me anything, it’s that I do not like hackers and I would really like to know how they knew I was looking for a job.