Online Job scam

Scammers offer fake jobs on social media platform with high pay and minimal commitment, aiming to deceive victims into transferring money to unknown accounts.

How It Works?

  • Victims receive a message from someone claiming to be from a recruitment company, offering online part-time work. The job scope only requires completing some easy tasks, such as liking videos, following profiles and so on.
  • Upon victim completing the tasks as instructed by scammer, victim will then receive payment from scammer.
  • To gain more victim trust, victims are directed to a Telegram Groups, where they can complete easy tasks with other individual, most of whom are dummy accounts.
  • Trust is built through initial payments for simple tasks. Victims are then lured into complete a task by transfer money to get more money in return.
  • Scammers use messages to create a sense of urgency and entice victims to transfer money immediately; otherwise, victims will miss the opportunity.
  • Once victims have transferred money, scammer will disappear or find excuses to refuse to return the money to victims.

How to prevent:

  • Be cautious of unsolicited messages offering lucrative job opportunities or easy money.
  • Research the company or individual contacting you to verify their legitimacy.
  • Avoid sharing personal information with any unknown parties.
  • Be skeptical of job offers that promise unusually high earnings for simple tasks.
  • Never transfer money to unknown individuals or accounts to receive more money in return.