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.