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Old 04-14-2017, 09:03 AM
davidm davidm is online now
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Originally Posted by davidm View Post
During our emails back and forth I had asked him about W2 vs 1099. This morning he answered that query by asking which I preferred. He made no mention of the purchase of equipment.

So now I'm a bit stuck. If I answer that, he's going to want my SS # but I'm hesitant to give it to a potential scammer. (Maybe ID theft is their fallback for those who are unable or unwilling to make the purchase.) If he's for real then refusing to give it would be hard to explain.

Maybe I'll ignore that email and see what happens next.
I just responded to the recruiter/contractor as follows:
I'd prefer W2. Can you send me the paperwork and then I can mail it to you? I don't give out my SS over email.

What are you going to do about the computer equipment?
Well see how he responds.