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Hey folks, miss me?! Sure, I miss you too! Yesterday I told you I’d give you more details of the supposedly great offer I got from FB.
Truthfully, I’m not sure if that was a kind of phishing, or coning, and what? Anyway, in August this year, I received an email via my i phone, it says the following:
> I hope this message finds you well. I am currently working closely with our Internationalization Director and we are looking for a Language Manager. Facebook is available in more than 80 languages, 82% of our 1.6 billion users are from outside North America and we continue to expand internationally.
> I’m really impressed with your background and think you would be a great fit for the position. The next steps in the interview process is a timed assessment. I have attached the instructions for the assessment and our NDA form. I am required to receive you signed NDA form prior to sending the assessment.
> > You will have 4 hours to complete the assessment. please let me know in PST when you would like for me to send; via email, the assessment to you.
> I am looking forward to hearing from you!
> Rick Jones
> Facebook Recruiting
I was so happy to hear that and at once I responed. I always loved FB, & it could have been a good change in my career. Probably it was time for my creative ideas to float up to the surface, and be shared by others. Many people appreciate innovative thinking, and so many welcome profitable prospective materials for Media, Shows, etc..
I received a response back for an appointment and that I should take a test which would last for four hours. I felt something was not right. I got more and more suspicious, coz of the emails I received- there were many weird things happening. I tried to call the guy but the number provided never answered, so I emailed him about that and he wrote:
> No need to call, you can send me a preferred time (in PT) and date that
> you would like for me to send the translation. The time for the assessment
> (4 hours) starts when you receive the documents. Does this help?
> Rick Jones
> Technical Recruiter | Recruiting
> M: (650) 665-1306
To one of my Zumba friends, a similar incident took place, and she experienced some losses coz of sending her full info to an unknown source, which claimed giving her a prestigious opportunity with one very famous Health Club. That was reported to the Police, coz of the endangered situation her family got exposed to. Lucy, the main character in “I Love Lucy” Show was very close from my friend’s character. She acted the same innocent way Lucy did, and of course she had to bear all kinds of consequences 😉
At that point, I decided to call or email FB, to find out if that employee existed at their end or it was just a slander. I did, but I didn’t get a response, except that I could check on the frequently asked questions, which I understood, coz answering millions of emails could be an endless process, it would add some serious costs to any provider.
Providing wrong info was one option, not giving any info, was a second, or blocking that person was a third. I didn’t think of any other options, but my curiosity made me went along with his emailing for few days. Then “Curiosity killed the Cat” proverb made me retreat, n just stopped any further communication.
Just remember that our point today is not about my Lucy Zumba friend, it is rather about our Zumba 2 Facebook 😉
Always love you all wherever you are, and whatever you do, our Zumba friends 😉