Does this seem legitimate? RE: machine intelligence voice data capture project
Thread poster: Harold Lemel

Harold Lemel  Identity Verified
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Mar 28



[Edited at 2018-03-28 21:54 GMT]


 

nordiste  Identity Verified
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30 minutes but paid like 2 hours? Mar 28

Harold Lemel wrote:
The estimated time dedicated to this project will be less than 30 minutes, but we will create a PO of 2 hours of work due to the urgency.


This generous proposal sounds very suspicious to me, as LB is notorious for always trying to lower the rates and not the other way around.
Have you try to give a call to LB offices to get some more information on this project?


 

Harold Lemel  Identity Verified
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Hi and thanks! I would call if I knew who to call... Mar 28

Not sure who to call in such a large organization.

 

Daryo
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Not sure who to call ? Mar 28

Try replying to the email you received asking for the phone number of whoever send you the email, or asking his/her full name and job title and then call the switchboard on the company's official published phone number and ask for that person?

As far as I'm aware, there is still a thing called a landline, and talking to live people as way of doing business ...


 

Harold Lemel  Identity Verified
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Checked with a main number and this does indeed appear to be legitimate Mar 28

Hi

I managed to get hold of someone at the company who confirmed the identity of the person who contacted me and also the validity of the work described.

So it's all legit, and no worries.

Thanks for those who replied.

Harold


 

Harold Lemel  Identity Verified
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Does this seem legitimate to you or a scam?? RE: machine intelligence voice data capture project Mar 28

Hi Daryo

If you give it a little more thought, you might realize why I did not go back directly to the person who invited me to do the job to get additional information...I also didn't want to make too much noise with the firm in case it was legitimate, which it turned out to be.. By the way, before posting here, I had asked another person from the organization about my doubts, but got no reply..hence the post.

Yes, I realize that phones and calling still exist...in fact I use them all the timeicon_smile.gif)

Harold


 


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