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I am still hoping to catch my first job and was recently sought out by a Client requesting " QUALITY CANDIDATES NEEDED IN CANADA." Asked me to create a yahoo account and complete an interview online. Anyone have any experience with this type of thing?
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A word of advice. Drop the client immediately, if you are asked to work / received payments (or any financial documents / invoices) outside of oDesk. The situation you're describing looks very much like widespread scam. You probably know the recommendations, but I'll repeat just in case: do not start working without active oDesk contract, process all payments via oDesk only.
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Hi Sascha, I replied to an invitation from a client a while back. They asked for the interview to take place via Yahoo Messenger. I was curious to know whether it was legit, so I attended the interview. It was a red flag to me anyway, but I was curious. It turned out that they were scamming people and the job was flagged. I received another similar invitation recently too. Other red flags: offering an outrageous rate. I'm not saying that clients won't ever use Yahoo Messenger to interview, but 95% of my clients request an interview via Skype. You have to be cautious.