I had the most unfortunate experience of applying for a job online via ZipRecruiter.com. Within a day, I was contacted by the “employer” and asked to reach out to their HR department via Google Hangouts to schedule a time for an online interview. A few minutes later, my interview was set for 11 a.m. I had already seen that this “employer” had looked at my website multiple times and from different ip addresses.

For my text interview I was asked some basic questions as well as some asking me what I considered to be ethical. The interviewer asked me to hold for a few minuted and then returned offering me the job with a slightly higher salary than listed and the following list of supplies.

Enumerated are the list of the office supplies and tools to setup your mini Office and time tracker to calculate your daily hours to be purchased before you can start the job fully.

Complete range  of office supplies and equipment to set up your home office

*Apple MacBook Pro Laptop

*All-in one Printer

*Card Filing Systems

*File Folders

*Graphics generator and software

*Digital Storage 

*Inks and Ribbons

*Surge Protectors and Automated Time Tracker

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Touch Bar Core i7 2.9GHz, 16GB, 512GB

*Wacom Cintiq 22HD Pen Display

*All in One Printer

*Card Filing Systems

*Adobe Creative Cloud

*Wacom EODIS3-DCWA Color Manager

*Surge Protectors and Automated Time Tracker.

Complete softwares programs time tracker to calculate your daily duties

I noticed odd typos but I wrote it off as the result of texting via hangouts.
The exchange continued as seen below:

The following morning was an offer letter from what looked like a legitimate email address, which I promptly signed and returned.

Later that day I got another hangout message from HR saying that my check had been processed and would be delivered by 10 a.m. the next morning. FedEx sent a tracking email, all looked good and I was excited for this new opportunity.