Tuesday, September 15, 2009

And if you act now...

As a follow-up to the previous entry, I'm a little surprised to say that I did, in fact, hear from the recruiter (let's call her "Jessica") again. She called me two weeks later, or one week later than she said she would. Interestingly, she specifically referenced our meeting in Target, though she left out the part about the boys' underwear.

She reminded me that she was a recruiter for a financial services company, although she didn't mention which one this time. Then she told me she was going to be in my area ("") again soon, and wanted to set up a meeting, "just ten or fifteen minutes to go over some things."

"Sounds great," I said, "but since I'm a stay-at-home Dad right now, meetings are a little tricky for me. Could we cover this first one over the phone?"

Pause from Jessica. Then:

"Well, I really prefer to do business in person. I can be...I can be flexible, I mean, I could do something in the evening...how about...uh...I'll call you back."

That was about two weeks ago now, and I haven't heard another word from her since. It seems almost impossible to believe that she has any sort of legitimacy about her, and yet I still can't figure out the scam. If she's just after SSNs, it seems a really difficult way to go about it. Was she going to knock me over the head at this meeting? Was I going to wake up in a bathtub full of ice with one kidney and only two of my three references? If anyone out there has a better idea, I'm all ears.

8 comments:

garagespin said...

Ok, thanks for the conclusion. But WOW, that really IS wierd... I have no clue what she may have been trying to do. Report her to the Target police immediately.

Doug C said...

I think Jessica is starring on a new Fox Reality show in which they are taking average Joes (and Jessicas) and seeing how they would fare as a member of an undercover CIA special ops division.

Jessica - your first assignment is to approach a man shopping in Target and use any means necessary to try and convince him to come to the warehouse with you where we will inform him that he is part of a TV show and you will be promoted to the next stage of your training and we will provide the gullible meathead with a lifetime supply of little boys underwear. Good Luck.

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