Or at least new to me…
A few days ago, I got an email with the subject of Inquiry from a Michael Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org. Initially, I didn’t think anything of it. This time of the year I get a lot of emails with random subjects because of Desert Code Camp. So I opened it and here is what it said.
Good afternoon. I was wondering if you could tell me which city you lived in 2018 before moving back to city removed?
city name 1 removed
city name 2 removed
city name 3 removed
I am doing an internet recruiting quiz and this popped up as a question. Hoping you can help me out! I would really appreciate it. : )
This seems a bit odd especially for a “internet recruiting quiz”. So I responded to the email with.
Why would were I live pop up in a recruiting quiz?
“Mike” responded about 13 minutes later with…
I apologize for bothering you. If you can’t tell me that’s fine. I know this seems super random, but the quiz grabs all kinds of random stuff from material/content published on the internet.
To me, this was even odder. Although the response time made it seem real the response really didn’t.
To which I responded…
Honestly it sounds like you are attempting to steal my identity with a question like that.
“Mike” then responded 4 minutes later with…
Yeah. I kind of thought that after I sent the message. I apologize. Just disregard it all. I do random stuff sometimes and realized, after the fact, that it probably wasn’t appropriate. Enjoy the rest of your evening.
That pretty much ended the conversation. Maybe I am overly cautious or maybe this was honest. I did move, I am in Technology but a lot of this stuff is publicly available.
Moral of the story, be careful of what you share and to whom you share it with.