I have a really non-nefarious reason for asking – someone whom I know may have been scammed this way.
If you have a name of someone who works at a given (really big) company, what’s a good way to find out who they report to?
I’d figure I can get his boss’s name with a phone scam to HR that seems to be an employment check: “hi, I’m doing a credit check on John Q? Can you tell if he works there? What’s his salary, and who does he report to? Thanks!!”
Would this work, or is there some other way a scammer would check you out?