Occurred: 2017-07-11; Posted: 2017-07-29

ARE YOU WILLING TO BUY MY BOOK FOR $O.99 AND YOU WILL EARN $10 FOR THIS?
I went to this website which offers online jobs , so while I was going through the job posts I saw this one post which caught my attention and so I made my bid and submitted a proposal. I guess it was the next hour that I received a reply from the employer, I was excited but when I read the reply, I felt cheated because what she said on the job post was different from what she replied to me. The title of the job post was “Need 5 Persons Who Enjoy Reading- Must Have Kindle App”. It was said in the description that the task was simple and that the 5 lucky applicants will be paid $10 each but then what she replied to me after I gave my proposal was different, she actually wanted me to buy her book for $0.99 and she will pay me $10 in return. I did not agree and reported that employer. I feel cheated because I did not submit a proposal to the employer to buy her book but to apply for a job that she has posted which was actually a scam.

GRIEVANCES
Marketing Lies
Misrepresentation
Spam Messaging

RESPONSE/ MESSAGE FROM Shashane
So after i told the source that I wasn't going to buy her book and that I just wanted to work, her response was"That is already taken care of but thanks for the offer"

MORE INFO ABOUT THE SOURCE
Website:https://www.freelancer.com/u/Shashane?ref_project_id=14623293
Email:
Reference:

ADVICE FROM ALICE
Don’t just easily jump into conclusion and don’t easily believe what you see on the internet even those in legit or legal websites for online jobs because even those sites has scammers. When you want to apply for an online job make sure that the employer and the content is legit. Be wise and be careful when choosing a job especially online.





COMMENTS (1)

ALICE  |  2017-08-01
The website I am referring here is freelancer.com.