I sent my resume to a jobs posting on Craiglist for Data Entry/Production Department Assistant. I believe for a rate of pay of $16-$17 per hour. A Wendy Schaefer answered my email stating the position had been filled but found my resume interesting. She knew of a David at a similar company who was looking to fill the same type of position in the same locale. She gave me his email and I sent my resume stating that Wendy referred me. Here is the reply: "My name is David, I am the CEO of vanguardoptions Inc. We are a retail brokerage firm, that has its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. We provide brokerage services for options, stocks, futures, mutual funds, and fixed income investments in the United States of America and internationally. I also have interest in few other companies. I am contacting you in regards to the Data Entry Position you applied for. I have known Wendy Schaefer for quite some time and i value her recommendations. We are opening a new branch office in Sterling Heights, Michigan and I need someone who can be on ground there. This position needs to be filled AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Responsibilities of this position Includes: Compiling relevant documents needed by the CEO, Maintaining personal files and records, Inter-phase with Finance Manager, prepare checks for vendors and handle bank deposits. Organizing files and collecting data to be entered into the computer., Performing any other duties as assigned by the CEO. Your starting Salary will be $25.00/hour,9am-5pm Monday-Friday and can be reviewed after 2 months of working. I will appreciate your swift response if you can meet up with the responsibilities listed above. For follow up, kindly reply and let me know how soon you can start."I looked up Vanguard Options in Chicago, Illinois on Google. It does not exist. There is a real company called VanGuard that is in the investment business, but they are not headquartered in Chicago and have no "vanguard options" branch or department. Further, jobs of this type in my area of the country go for $10-$14 per hour to start. Wendy’s offer of $16-$17 was reasonable. $25 is not. Also, no local address given. No – Let’s meet for an interview at such and such address. Too many red flags. I am deleting this email and being more careful to match a job with an address in the future.