(who is) Hurricane Electric Internet Services?

WillnetWillnet Member Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
I applied for a tech support position they posted on craigslist. They said they were expanding to Texas bla bla. A nice lady called me and asked would I be willing to take a test and I said yes. Shes said it was 1-2 hr. basic grammar and math stuff. I thought that was kinda odd but was excited because I got a call from an employer. Well I almost got scammed once today from another ad. It got me thinking and it sure sounds like this company is using me to take a survey they can cash out on. I'm not gonna go.
Hurricane Electric Internet Services - Internet Backbone and Colocation Provider
I like how it says "free IPv6 certifications!".
So what do ya'll think? Since we're on the subject does anyone know any other tech job opening scam types and what to look for so I don't get totally ruined by identity theft.

Thanks.

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  • forkvoidforkvoid Member Posts: 317
    They look legit. Network World has an article about them, as well as wikipedia.

    Hurricane Electric's IPv6 network doubles
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  • WillnetWillnet Member Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Oh you're right. Maybe it's a poser. Uhg. I'll keep looking.
  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    Hurricane Electric is a legit company. Whether or not the job add you applied to was real or not I have no idea.

    I use their public route server from time to time. Telnet route-server.he.net.
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  • WillnetWillnet Member Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Ok its real. I called them. Man I'm getting too paranoid haha.
  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,212 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I've seen nothing but scams with craigslist.
    Decide what to be and go be it.
  • forkvoidforkvoid Member Posts: 317
    Devilsbane wrote: »
    I've seen nothing but scams with craigslist.

    My current job came from Craigslist, and it's a dream job.
    The beginning of knowledge is understanding how little you actually know.
  • SrSysAdminSrSysAdmin Member Posts: 259
    Devilsbane wrote: »
    I've seen nothing but scams with craigslist.


    My first IT job came from CL and it wasn't a scam.
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  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas CISSP, GIAC x5, CompTIA x5 Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,738 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I've had good luck with CraigsList as well.
    Currently working on: Linux and Python
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