Google learning from the Nigerians?
Today I received email from a google.com address. The sender said he had found me by doing a search on the WWW. He indicated he hoped I wasn’t offended by his sending unsolicited email. However, he had a great offer for me, one that I was uniquely qualified for, and then offered a couple of URLs.
Does that sound familiar?
My first thought was that it was a 419 scam (the usual “I am the son of the crown prince of Nigeria…” letters). However, after checking out the mail headers and the enclosed URLs, it appears to be a (semi) legit letter from a Google recruiter. He was asking if I was open to considering a new, exciting position with Google.
And what exciting new position does the Google recruiter think I’m ideally suited for? Starting system administrator…..
And by the way, sending email to “firstname.lastname@example.org” gets an automated response that states, in no uncertain terms, that Google never sends spam and that I should take my complaints elsewhere.
Gee, think this is a new career possibility for me?
[posted with ecto]