The message stated:
Our recruitment team viewed your resume published on (ODESK) and we are pleased with your qualifications,we believe you have the required qualifications to undergo an online interview.
To proceed with this PERSONAL ASSISTANT POSITION , you must undergo an online interview via yahoo messenger. You are required to have a yahoo instant messenger on your computer.
I want you to setup a yahoo messenger (IM) if you don't have one and Instant Message (Mr Darren Buckley) on his yahoo ID (firstname.lastname@example.org) As soon as possible for the interview so that you can get Started for the position.
Interview schedule: ASAP
Hope to read back from you as soon as possible.
I was already a little skeptical about doing a interview via yahoo messenger, also the job description was very vague. However I went ahead and added the guy to my messenger contacts, what could it hurt...
The next day he messages me. The conversation is as follows:
darrenbuckley38: Congratulations, You have been approved by the Company for start up.
** I did not respond again. **
What scams like this are after is they send you a check for too much money and you are supposed to deposit it and send the difference back to them. The check will bounce and you are left with all the fees and you loose the money you sent to them as well...
oDesk gives the option to flag a job as inappropriate, which I did. So hopefully it will quickly be taken down....