Oh, it started out so well.
A simple friendly birthday wish.
It should have stopped there.
Yet, it didn’t.
Under the guise of a simple birthday wish, Mr Mace was getting ready to blind me with some brilliant scheme.
And like everyone it seems that tries to entice using LinkedIn, the delivery is off, the promises are empty and that huge opportunity they talk about is nothing more than a smoke screen.
But all in all…it’s does create some entertainment value and an educational lesson comes out of it.
Here’s how it began…
…on my birthday.
James Mace: Happy birthday!
James: Rob, – [ ] If the money was right and if it wouldn’t interfere with your time schedule at all, would you be open to look at a HUGE OPPORTUNITY
Me: So when you say this is a “HUGE OPPORTUNITY” what does that even mean?
James: Ron I’d like to email you a video to give you an idea of what we are doing. Then I’d like to call you to give you more information. My number is 218-xox-xoxo. What day and time would be good for us to talk?
<Sends video to my email inbox>
I almost didn’t find it as it was auto-dumped into the Spam folder, as Gmail’s algorithm determined it was junk.
Me: Well first the name is ROB not Ron – and the video was so vague…didn’t tell me anything about what the HUGE OPPORTUNITY is all about.
James: Can I give you a call Rob to give you more information to see if we can go further