Idemia Recruiterment Scam | Job Scam

Yesterday I received a text from the T-Mobile number (404) 931-0695 regarding them seeing my resume on Indeed/Ziprecruiter job boards (first red flag, they didn’t specify). The job was for a Remote Data Entry Specialist for $28.75 (second red flag, high asf pay for such an easy job).

I was redirected to speak to a fake Andrew Diefenderfer on Microsoft Teams, their email on it was [email protected]. Third red flag, the interview was over text, no face-to-face, where I just answered like 10 generic questions and then they’d “review” it.

Day later, I was “hired” and sent an email from: Angela Saeed [email protected], with the domain being an un-made Zoho website, fourth red flag.

With all the being said, I was already hella suspicious by the time I was reached out in Teams, I was unable to get in contact with someone at Idemia yesterday, but managed to speak to someone there today. The operator ensured me that I would have needed to actually apply at an Idemia position, then I would receive a phone call and follow-up email, and that both email addresses, the northamerica and outlook ones, were not actual emails that Idemia uses.

It is likely they are using a script, so here is some of the messages so that in the hopes someone copy-pastes it due to them being suspicious, they might find this thread:


NOTE: Due to this being a remote position this job is remote, the interview process is adapting to that reality. Instead of a traditional face-to-face or video interview[ we’ll be using Microsoft Teams messaging with an “ask and reply” format. Here’s why:

First, remote work means we might be in different time zones or have varying schedules. Using messaging allows us to engage in the interview at our own convenience, ensuring that neither party feels rushed.

Second, it provides a structured approach. I’ll send you questions one at a time, allowing you to answer them thoughtfully and thoroughly. This way, we can cover all relevant topics systematically.

Additionally, our conversation will be documented within the messaging platform. This is useful for both of us. You can review your responses, and I can easily share them with colleagues for evaluation, ensuring a fair assessment of your qualifications.

Lastly, technical issues can sometimes disrupt video interviews. Using text-based messaging reduces the chances of such problems, making the process smoother and more reliable.

So, this approach aims to make the interview process as convenient and effective as possible given the remote nature of the position. You have a total of (50) minutes for this…A swift response is required. Shall we proceed?


Good, as stated I’m Andrew Diefenderfer the positioning Recruitment Officer and Talent Acquisition Specialist at IDEMIA(Reston, Virginia). I am responsible for briefing you about the job position you are yet to occupy and about the company. I’ll give you a brief overview of the available post for which you’re applying, followed by a questionnaire.


It is important that I get to know you a little better before we start so that I can interview you in the most effective way. Please introduce yourself by indicating your full names, home location, time zone and your functional email for contact purposes.



  1. Job Briefing.

  2. Completion of your interview.

  3. Confirmation of Employment at IDEMIA by Job Offer Letter & Other documents.

4.Receiving of Working Equipment’s at your home location.

5.Training commences a day after receiving complete working equipment’s to set up your mini office at home.


We are looking to hire a dynamic Remote Data Entry Specialist to join our company’s administrative department. In this role, you’ll be responsible for entering client information into our electronic storage system, updating existing entries, and organizing hard copies of information appropriately.

This is an online work from home position. If selected you’ll undergo our online training that covers our company’s guidelines under US Human Resource Laws and Regulations, our style requirements, copyright, and privacy laws. The working hours are flexible and You can decide to work for around 48 hours maximum and 40 hours minimum weekly… We know our employees are our #1 asset and we pride ourselves in offering a superb total rewards package of $28.75 hourly–including generous time off, flexibility, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), volunteer days and more. Plus, medical benefits may be available by location. We design each benefit to attract, support and retain our employees, so you can continue to do what you do best: deliver world-class products and support to our customers.
I believe this is understood?


Job Qualifications and Skill Sets:
-To fulfil this position you must be a US citizen or Canadian Citizen Green.

-High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

-Top-notch verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

-Outstanding listening skills and attention to detail.

-Fluency in English language.

-Tech Savvy.
Do you have any issue with anything listed above?


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

-Gathering, collating, and preparing documents, materials, and information for data entry.

-Conducting research to obtain information for incomplete documents and materials.

-Creating digital documents from paper or dictation.

-Reviewing all documents and information for accuracy and informing the supervisor of any errors or inconsistencies.

-Capturing data into digital databases and performing regular backups.

-Updating and maintaining databases, archives, and filing systems.

-Monitoring and reviewing databases and correcting errors or inconsistencies.

-Generating and exporting data reports, spreadsheets, and documents as needed.

-Performing clerical duties such as filing, monitoring office supplies, scanning, and printing as needed.

I assume you can handle these duties if trained effectively towards it?


Excellent. We are proceeding to interview section now. We have section A to C questions. Your timely response would be appreciated as we move onto this section. You are required to type “Done” once done answering each section. Are you ready?


What attracts you to the role of a Data Entry Specialist?

What’s your background, personally and professionally?

How do you organize your day-to-day tasks?

How do you stay motivated when working alone?

What makes you unique in your approach?

Tell me about a project you took on by yourself. How did it go?

How do you limit distractions when you’re working?

When was a time you hit a slump at work and how did you recover from it?

Have you worked from home before?


What is your mobile network provider and what plan, prepaid or a postpaid plan?
What is the name of your banking institute and how long have you been banking with them (Note: To see if it tallies with the Company’s Official Salary Paying Bank, (O.S.P.B)?
How would you like to be paid - via Direct Deposit ,Check or Credit Card Top?
Do you have a credit card and if you do what financial Institution do you have your credit card with?
What payroll cycle would you prefer - Weekly or Bi-Weekly?

it’s too annoying to continue, but hopefully this is enough. I am trying to pull a Corey before blocking them, and I think they sold my info to other recruitment scammers. So much fun! I love Indeed and Ziprecruiter!!!


Yup, Just got a message of this myself. Thankfully I googled and found this information before taking the Microsoft teams call. I instead got a call from 470 930 3672 and they said they were Carol Davis the Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist from Idemia North America for the Data Entry Specialist on Indeed/Zip Recruiter. I searched up the company and individual. Both legit, I will try to inform the recruiter someone is using their name, although I doubt anything will be done.

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