Hello, I am new to ODesk and I received my first job interview offer yesterday (invited by the client) .
The interview was was conducted thru Yahoo messanger and I was being offered a check before I start the job to buy a laptop and multiple sofwares for the job.
I did stop the interview at this point,,saying I have PC issues, since it just seems to be unrealistic.
Sounds to good to be true?? How do I even know that the person I am talking to is in fact from the company they are saying they are. Any advice on this?
The old we will mail you a check is an old scam. You were right to close the interview. I always insist on a skype or Google call for an interview.Just my preference. But report the job.There is link to flag the job. But never ever do a job that says they will send you a check for stuff and blah blah blah. Sorry your first experience was a not so good one. There are some good jobs on here just have to watch them.