I was in school a while ago when a guy named RAYMOND BALISO called my phone. His phone number is 09157123228. He told me that he got my contact information from DLSU-M. I was puzzled but then I remember how the alumni kept on telling me that companies do call La Salle graduates so I found it normal for him to get my cellphone number easily. He introduced himself as a representative of a company which is currently recruiting members for a temporary business project. He told me that I was qualified and would want to go over the details of the business project tomorrow. He told me to go to the 15th floor of #41 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig City. He asked me to go in corporate attire and follow the “American time” and arrive at exactly 4pm. He was in a rush since he was about to go to a meeting so we hanged the phone after 5 minutes or so.
I realized that he did not tell me their company’s name and what type of business project he’s talking about and why I qualified for the job. I texted him and asked him for the company name. He did not reply.
When I got home, I immediately googled his name and the address that he gave me. I was so shocked to see how he recruited a couple of other graduates and told them the same story. It’s a scam. And it freaks me out knowing he got access to my contact information and how easily he gets thousands of other students’ and graduates’ contact information from other schools and universities.
I have read a number of blog entries about the same “company”. A guy actually went there and did the interview and they made him watch a creepy video about their company and blabbed about a couple of other things that did not really help him understand what the company is all about. He was even asked to pay.
So don’t get excited if a company calls you up out of the blue and tells you that they want you on the job. Never trust these kinds of calls because usually they’re scams. Make a habit of googling the names of the recruiter and the company. Don’t rush into landing a job.