Last week, I received a dinner invitation from an organizer that I never worked with nor heard of. I received the invitation through my employer's email. The location of the event is a well known restaurant in my area.
Beside the date/time information (Weekday - After hours), the invitation describes the event as "a complimentary dinner and discussion" for "professionals who work for nationwide companies and live in this area"
Then, there is a link to register. In the link, there are questions about "your company", such as:
- What's your company's net worth?
- What's your company's annual revenue?
- How many employees?
- Where are the branches?
I asked a senior coworker if they received similar email, and they denied it. I asked them to take a look and they said, "it looks real". I invited them to come with me, but they said they can't due to the early notice since the event is in three days.
Today I received another email, as a reminder of the event. I would like to attend the event (is it real?), but I am concerned that it would be a security breach. Is it OK to submit my honest answers, and attend the event? What if my employer knew about it? What if I met my manager there? Thanks!