Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
After I sent my cover letter and résumé to "William George" of Sas, which is a real company that has a beautiful, professional Web site, I was surprised to find another email from Sas in my inbox the very next day.
This time "Jessica Julious" wrote:
Sas Institute has approved your application for the position of a Content writer/Editor after careful review of your resume/portfolio and we want to arrange you for an immediate interview with our Human Resource hiring Manager Dexter Jackson ASAP.
To begin the process you need to get a Gmail account and install Google Hangout on your PC or phone and add Dexter on his hangout ID then send him a message on hangout to communicate with him, you can do the hangout chat interview either on your computer or mobile.
We look forward to hearing back from you asap and i wish you best of luck with your interview.
Dexter's Hangout ID: I removed the link because I don't want you to click on it
Interview code: Saswriters007.
I had already started to suspect that the job was too good to be true. When I received the second email, "scam scam scam scam" wouldn't stop running through my brain.
What is it about the second email that you think tipped me toward believing it was a phishing expedition?
Once again, to be continued . . . .
Infinities of love,