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Scam?

Someone offer me a job to download Acorn, go through the process of investing money, and report the entire process to them. They said they'd send me $5 to invest. Is this a scammer?

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dd63c576
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Kennedy J wrote:

Someone offer me a job to download Acorn, go through the process of investing money, and report the entire process to them. They said they'd send me $5 to invest. Is this a scammer?


Kennedy,

Is this a question Hehe?

 

Yes that is scammer for sure. 

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dd63c576
Community Member


Kennedy J wrote:

Someone offer me a job to download Acorn, go through the process of investing money, and report the entire process to them. They said they'd send me $5 to invest. Is this a scammer?


Kennedy,

Is this a question Hehe?

 

Yes that is scammer for sure. 

Haha thank you!

Kennedy, product testing and app testing are real jobs.

 

But how would a real client go about it?

A real client would hire you using an hourly contract.

 

You would log your time while downloading the app and writing about your experience while using it.

 

The client would provide you with a credit card number or bank account number that you would enter for "your" payment method. These would be test account numbers or sandbox numbers specifically set up for product testing purposes. You would not be asked to use your own financial account(s).

 

Did the client who hired you do these things, as I described?
If so, then this was not a scammer.

j_wallace_jr
Community Member

Maybe they are a Nigerian Prince, and if you deposit $1,000 in your bank account, it will magically free up their money and allow them to give you $100,000

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