I received an unsolicited email from someone who claimed to work for the Odyssey Capital Group stating my resume was approved for a job opening. It asked for me to contact a Jatin Haryani through either Skype of Google Hangouts for a job interview and they provided a verification code, which by the way was never requested. I set up an interview through Hangouts and the interview commenced immediately. Took about an hour and they came back within about 5 minutes that the human resources department approved my interview and I was hired!
They told me they would send me a check for home office equipment to include a laptop, printer, and software from an approved vendor. Next day I received the check and they asked me to deposit it and once I did to let them know when the funds are available and they would then give me further instructions. I started to get suspicious as it was a very large amount. I started looking at the email addresses that they were communicating from and they were huge red flags.
My offer letter came from a gmail account and the email domain from the person I was communicating with during the entire interview process had a flaw. The dash in their domain was in the wrong location. Correct domain: @odysseycapital-group.com Interviewer domain: @odyssey-capitalgroup.com I looked up the companies personnel list and a Jatin Haryani but I’m pretty sure I wasn’t communicating with him. When I notified "Jatin" I was not going to deposit the check he got very pushy with me stating that the company already funded the check and I had to cash it. That I had nothing to worry about. That there was also a sign on bonus in there for me, which was never even discussed to begin with.