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I am a first time oDesk user and applied for several jobs yesterday. I received the following request for an interview today: Good Day Applicant. Your résumé has been successfully received, reviewed and approved by the HR department and we believe you are qualified for an on-line interview via yahoo messenger with the hiring Manager ** The Positions Available are : Data Entry , Accounting Clerk ,Office Assist. , Customer Service , Administrative Assist , Receptionist ,File Clerk,Payroll Officer.. A timely response is appreciated Thank you Human Resources I am new to this game, and desperately want a job that will allow me to work from home but I want to be sure I am not getting myself into a scam. What has me worried is they said they would send me a check once I accept the job to purchase accounting software and other items that I would need to complete my work. Also they said they worked for **. Any help would be greatly appreciated! *"Removed by admin"
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90% chance it's a scam. There's a number of variations on this; but you spend the money and the cheque will probably be cancelled. Or the cheque is forged. Or it's a gentle introduction into money laundering. There's a chance that it's genuine; but the impersonal copy'n'paste quality to the letter would incline me towards giving it a miss. https://www.odesk.com/community/node/21240#comment-133406