Two netizens were recently contacted out of the blue and they were told of a lucrative job offer.
While some netizens are wary and immediately block such solicitation others felt prey due to greed.
Man who did not get scammed
I didn’t get scammed but wanna share my story as it was something similar to what was shared here.
A lady texted me via WhatsApp then told me to contact their customer service via telegram. Then, they added me into a telegram group. IT WAS OK AT FIRST BUT THINGS GOT SHADY. SO I LEFT AND REPORTED IT. Here are the MESSAGES:
Hi, I am Nicole, the head of recruitment. Our company saw your resume, here is a special job for you, reply me to learn more about the job. Sorry for any interruptions!
This is a social media hype job to increase the popularity of social media celebrities on TikTok.
Just follow our celebrities on TikTok and get paid for following and liking them.
Daily Billing Pay
Each follow or like is S$5
Online jobs Daily pay can be S$150 – S$360
Man who got scammed and his bank accounts frozen
Got a WhatsApp message asking me if I was interested in looking for a job. When i told them I’ve already found a job, they ask if i want to do it part time and earn some easy cash. Then they started asking you to download discord & tiktok to help their merchant push follow & like.
It seemed to be real and I did it for awhile. Then they started posting a new pre-paid task where someone will guide you what to do. They say that we get pick how much to transfer them as the merchant will hype up the cryptocurrency market say their merchant already make payment to them and it’s guarantee to get your money back. In short, you transfer like 50+ and earn 70+ once its completed. The more you transfer, the higher the return.
When i follow they advise to transfer through PayNow/banking, I received a message from dbs that transfer was rejected. Then they tried providing another paynow account and i still couldn’t transfer. The staff then gave me some reason why I couldn’t transfer and ask me download another apps but i find it suspicious even if the apps appear in goggle Playstore. I didn’t download though and the next moment, before I knew it, my bank account got frozen and I needed to head down to the branches to unlock my account.