In recent days you may have received a tempting job offer by WhatsApp for a somewhat strange job. In exchange for performing simple actions, such as liking videos on YouTube, rating certain products in online stores or watching Instagram videos, the contractor offers succulent amounts of money daily, weekly or monthly. That is, receiving money in exchange for practically zero effort.
It sounds like a scam, it smells like a scam, it looks like a scam… and, indeed, is a gotcha. However, the temptation and need that some people may have can take its toll. For this reason, the Civil Guard He has warned on his social networks of the danger of succumbing to them.
“Fraudulent job offer messages detected that aim to get victims to send money or provide personal data to continue the fraud. Don’t bite, be suspicious, especially if the conditions are very attractive“, indicates the Armed Institute.
This fraud has the peculiarity that It is presented to each user in a different way, so recognizing it is complicated. In fact, the screenshots released by the Civil Guard refer to the company sony oa Booking.comwhile other examples contributed by other users refer to Amrop either tiktok. In addition, they present few or no other graphic/grammatical errors, a hallmark that is usually indicative of this type of crime. Additionally, the fact that they are sent via WhatsApp gives these scams a personalized look.
Like so many other scams, the purpose of these fake job offers is to obtain money from their victims. As the portal explains Assetsthe trick of this scam is that, upon showing interest, the contractors demand a small amount of money from the interested party.