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Do I have to buy a TV streaming service to make software tests?

I was requested to buy a TV streaming to work on a project.

Is it legal?

 

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Hi Jeanne,

It was an advertisement posted on Upwork. I applied for the task and received an email straight away, than I stopped all the comunication and tried to find more details here.

Also It was requested to have a bitcoin account.

I attached the job offer and this was the email I received:

 

"Nelliah kerry 8:58 AM

I appreciate you taking your time to apply for the project.

 

We are currently looking to expand our streaming services to most parts of the regions. Currently, we are hiring testers to test our services from different regions and send us the report on how they are receiving the services.

 

For you to get hired you are supposed to have a Binance/coinbase wallet or any other crypto wallet that will be used to make subscriptions as required.

 

We strictly hire on upwork and all payment will be tracked on hourly contract.

 

You will need to have a wallet balance for the purchase. All purchase fee and labor fee are reimbursed on upwork contract. strictly all payments will be done on upwork

 

In case you are hired to test a 1 month package you will be required to have 36$ in your wallet , then you will be hired with 30$/hour. Weekly limit 3 hours. 36$ will be send as a bonus upon accepting the contract in order to proceed with purchase and testing.
N/B: We are currently testing 6 connection packages.

 

Kindly visit the page for more: https://crowdchannel.online/

 

Let me know if you have any question and if it's something you can do

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Thanks a lot!

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a304bdf0
Community Member

If a client ask you to spend money to work for them, it's a scam.

Thanks a lot!

What if he ready to pay? he sent the bonous

 

8d1359cb
Community Member

if the project is to watch movies and other tv shows and you are getting paid by the hours then i suggest you go for it, but make sure your client pays for it.

It's a scam.

I know ๐Ÿ˜„

Thank you!

The problem is that she wants me to spend 36$ to buy the service and also a bitcoin wallet... so I'm wondering that it is very weird. But thanks a lot for your answer. 

She already paid you right? as a bonous 

 

It's  a scam.

the-right-writer
Community Member

This is a scam. Stop communication with this person.

 

Did they approach you on Upwork, or from another source? If it through Upwork, report to Support and you will have your connects returned. If this was outside of Upwork, then you are on your own, and broke the Terms.

 

It's not legal, because it's a scam. Because the scammers don't follow rules, it's likely they will have you off the platform, causing you to break the Terms and lose your account.

 

Never buy any product or service from a client. You are selling your services.

Hi Jeanne,

It was an advertisement posted on Upwork. I applied for the task and received an email straight away, than I stopped all the comunication and tried to find more details here.

Also It was requested to have a bitcoin account.

I attached the job offer and this was the email I received:

 

"Nelliah kerry 8:58 AM

I appreciate you taking your time to apply for the project.

 

We are currently looking to expand our streaming services to most parts of the regions. Currently, we are hiring testers to test our services from different regions and send us the report on how they are receiving the services.

 

For you to get hired you are supposed to have a Binance/coinbase wallet or any other crypto wallet that will be used to make subscriptions as required.

 

We strictly hire on upwork and all payment will be tracked on hourly contract.

 

You will need to have a wallet balance for the purchase. All purchase fee and labor fee are reimbursed on upwork contract. strictly all payments will be done on upwork

 

In case you are hired to test a 1 month package you will be required to have 36$ in your wallet , then you will be hired with 30$/hour. Weekly limit 3 hours. 36$ will be send as a bonus upon accepting the contract in order to proceed with purchase and testing.
N/B: We are currently testing 6 connection packages.

 

Kindly visit the page for more: https://crowdchannel.online/

 

Let me know if you have any question and if it's something you can do

Maxsocialnet Stream TV - Buy High quality IPTV Stream channels at affordable rates
Maxsocialnet Stream TV is the best platform to get all IPTV services ,By purchasing a service you will get access to all features of the service. 24/7 uninterrupted services, All premium and VOD channels access"

Thanks a lot!

This was never a legitimate job. Any time a client wants you outside of Upwork before a contract is in place is a scammer. Occasionally, there will be clients who don't know the rule, but this has the red flags of a scam. The crypto account is a blazing red flag. And subscriptions, in your account? Paid with a bonus, through your account, not Upwork?

 

There are issues with both links. Never open a file unless you trust the source. Never open an exe.file as it is a command file and can cause your computer to have major issues.

 

Please read this post, and follow all the links. Currently, all you will find is scammers, because your profile is mostly empty. It's critical that you have a complete profile. The first line is all the clients see in a search, so no introductions, tell the client what you will do with your skills better than anyone else. The better your profile, the more clients you will attract, and fewer scammers will contact you. Pay special attention to the Red Flags on Scams from Wes.

shakirsolangi
Community Member

I also got the same message and offer, I accepted that offer and I also asked him to send me money for buying your subscription to test. 
he already send me the money as bonouse and it is in the Pending status that will be release after 5 days. 

Hi Shakir ,

Any updates after 5 days ?

 

victormendez2020
Community Member

I am in that exact situation right now

Hi victor 

Any updates on this ?

 

victormendez2020
Community Member

It was confirmed with the upwork team that it was a scam

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