@Rogine T wrote:
How do I report a scam? I think one I'm getting scammed.
Can you tell us more without actually quoting or giving the link to the job.
If you have been asked to pay work or to buy software (or similar), if you have been asked to cash a dummy check, if you have been asked to act as a forwarding address, if you have been asked to interview on Google hangouts, if you have been asked to accept payment away from Upwork, then you are in danger of being scammed, or have been scammed if you have agreed to any of these.
Me as well! Had a message from a "Kate Allen", job linked me to Google Hangouts with "Scott Zimmerman" from Phoenix Group in Germany....started to get a little leary then, but everything kinda seemed on par with what I was expecting here. I had a full interview with him where we went back and forth over terms and duties. They took my address, name, and age. Asked what bank I had and then I felt it was too good to be true but he didn't ask for anything else. They offered me the position and sent an employment letter with IMO a terrible header and watermark matching the Company I am being "hired" for. It's amazing how in depth this is. They also said that I would be receiving a check for accounting software. Things got kinda weird when I also received an email form UpWork that the post was deleted and that's all I needed. I plan on not following through on this now thanks!
I'm so glad I looked into this further on Upwork becasue the same thing just happened to me. I tried searching for**Edited for Community Guidelines** on Google and everything, nothing came up. The only personal info I gave was my cell number, because I was skeptical from the start. Thank you for sharing!
I got an invitation from that scammer as well. The initial job posting and message was very well written and looked legit at first glance. I did a little extra research and found that they swiped the job description from a major health start-up company.
@Jacqueline J wrote:
I got an invitation from that scammer as well.
There are thousands of people who try this scam, it is one of the oldest and dumbest on the Internet. It is and has been all over the Internet for forever. It's been doing the rounds over and over again for well over a decade.