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Strange interview requests

wlcusick
Active Member
William C Member Since: Jun 25, 2018
1 of 5

Hi all, I'm fairly new and was excited to see some requests for interviews but I got two from the same person and they mis-spelled a bunch of stuff in their request, including the Google part of Google hang out.  Is this common or are my scam senses just too high?

versailles
Community Guru
Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
2 of 5

Scam. Older than dust.

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petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
3 of 5

If you are a newbie most invites to interview will be scams.

100% of invites to interview that involve Google Hangouts will be the silly ancient "We will send you a (obviously fake) check for a home office" scam.

 

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jr-translation
Community Guru
Jennifer R Member Since: Sep 15, 2017
4 of 5

Welcome to the copmmunity. Take your time and read a bit about what you just saved yourself from by reaching out. There are a lot of newbies getting scammed every day.

 

If you feel like it, you can continue the conversation up to a point where you are asked to buy something, work for free, or outside UW and then report the client. Otherwise just block this client. It is scam.

prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
5 of 5

I don't care if clients misspell words.

 

The big red flag is Google Hangouts.


Any time a client invites a freelancer to interview using Google Hangouts, it is a scam.

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