How the scam works:
(with video below) Watch out for the Get Paid To Write Reviews Scam, aka Fake Reviews or Fake Testimonials scam. It’s one of the latest scams out there in the Employment industry.
This scam became very prevalent lately in the online world especially in the last few months. You might receive a message, advertising a company that is willing to pay if you give them positive testimonials. The offer comes mostly via e-mail, but it has been reported that in a few cases came as voicemail and text message.
The ‘company’ provides a phone number where you can call and find out more information about the paid testimonials. Once you call that number, somebody will ask you a few questions and then say you qualify for the payment.
They claim to pay a few hundred dollars for a couple of testimonials, but – because they are afraid that you might get the money and not leave any testimonials – they will ask you for a deposit, somewhere around $50 – “just to make sure people are serious”. Victims fall for this scam, as they pay the deposit but never receive any follow-up information.
Watch the video below to see in detail the Get Paid To Write Reviews scam exposed:
How to avoid:
Never pay first to get paid. A job should pay you, not you paying the job. It’s great to get paid to write reviews, but fake reviews is not something that you should leave in the first place. Fake testimonials never helped anyone but the ’employer’. Only rely on reputable agencies that offer opportunities like that. If you are really looking to make some money online until you find the next ideal job, use only legitimates companies like Swagbucks.com, which are perfect for delivering paid survey jobs. Registration is also free, while Swagbucks offers a $5 sign-up bonus.
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