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Keeping It Rather Fake on the Job Interview Front

29 May 2013 1 comment

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This arrived is my Gmail inbox this afternoon. I had heard that some people were getting these mails; but I didn’t believe them until now.

charles <charlesbrown486@yahoo.co.uk>

14:36 (22 minutes ago)

to me


As a result your application, I would like to invite you to attend an interview. 
You will have an interview with the department manager, Edie Wilson. 
The interview will last about 30 min.

Please bring three reference (If available), as well as a copy of your ID, 
e.g. Passport, Driving License to the interview.

Please contact me on 07064848730, in order to arrange an interview. 
We look forward to seeing you

Best regards
Charles Brown

You’re having a laugh. Seriously, I am laughing. This is obviously a job interview scam, although you might not think so if you are very new to IT industry. In this country (United Kingdom and Ireland), you don’t need to provide any references up front for work before a face-to-face interview in this country and anyone that asks you to do so is taking you for a ride. References and sometimes disclosure checking, though, are usually required when you have been made a fully legal job offer from a reputable entity company. Don’t give skimmers, clippers, in-between cheap labour force so-called here-today gone-tomorrow consultancies or confidence tricksters any glimmer of a chance and naturally any money.



1 Comment

  1. Definitely a scam, I have no idea who this joker is and I would NEVER allow a “so called” recruiter to have 3 references up front with no firm job offer on the table.

    Charles Brown, aka Charlie Brown, is a Peanuts Character from the comic strip, just like this bogus invitation to an interview.

    Comment by Mike — 30 May 2013 @ 10:26 am

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