Beware of dubious job offers and don't use your personal online shopping accounts to market goods for others!

Anonymous | 27 Aug 2020

Job Scam
There was a post on facebook about data entry part time job from home. Whatsapp number was given to contact. I contacted and i was told that job is about online marketing and i will earn $150 per month. I have to market phone and accessories on shopee, carousell and facebook. I gave my personal details including name, phone, address and age and said ok. he/she sent me 5 photos and some details about products and told me to post them in my account. once done then I needed to send a proof.

I've asked how to post in shopee, thn he told me to post in carousell in my account. then i came to know that posting means selling in carousell. i created 3 posts and saw that there was one message in carousell telling me about this scam. initially i ignored it without reading. I finished all 5 posts and again saw some message. i read the message and links provided. I really got scared and understood that it could be a scam. I immediately deleted all my postings and blocked and reported that whatsapp number i was contacting. also, carousell blocked my account immediately after. so far i have not lost anything, but i have provided my phone, address, name and email. i should never fall for home based data entry job offerings.