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I received an email from a person (let's call him John Milton just in case this is not a scam) whose email address is email@example.com. He pretended to be a Facebook recruiter, interested in my profile in Machine Learning. In his message, there is a link to https://www.facebook.com/recruiting/call/sdSDFGDFfdfg where instead of "sdSDFGDFfdfg" there is some another hash-like string. This URL points to an interactive time table on which I can schedule an appointment. I have done it and I received a confirmation by mail in return.
Reasons to think it is legitimate
- Apparently it is not possible to create an email address at fb.com. I know you can fake the sender of an email, but I checked at one point the mail went through thefacebook.com mail server.
- I do not think there is a mechanism for a user to create a timetable form on Facebook, or any kind of page that does not conform to the standard Facebook template.
Reasons to think it is not legitimate
- The Facebook subdomain for hiring seems to be https://www.facebook.com/careers, and at https://www.facebook.com/recruiting there is nothing.
- I doubt Facebook is lacking candidates in Machine Learning, and spontaneously propose.
- The message was sent to an email address which I am using less frequently today.
Does this appear to be a scam ? Are there things I should check ? The phone interview is scheduled Monday, but I would like to clarify this before talking to this "recruiter".