Employment August 21, 2023

Scam Type

Employment Scam

Business Name Used

Employment Scam

Date Reported

August 21, 2023

Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost

$ 1612

Scam Description

I filled a job application on indeed/Ziprecruiter and a number reached out to me with the exact message below.
I’m mily from Procom Recruiting and we’re looking for 20+ year olds in Canada to help app developers optimize their apps and upload content to increase visibility, exposure, and app downloads for better rankings in app stores. Work 5 days a week, 60-90 minutes a day, work flexible hours and locations (can be arranged freely), and earn $300-500 CAD per day upon completion. Base salary of C$1000 for working 5 days a week, for more details, please contact the interested Recruitment Leader (Employer), Whatsapp:+12897808846
I reached out to the Whatsapp number :+12897808846 who claimed to be Elsa and shared the below message with me on the job.
Our main job is to upload data for their opentext company’s app platform, the nature of this job is *freelance (non-technical, no experience required)* and the only requirement for you to do this job is to have a device with internet access.
As far as working hours and locations are concerned, it’s up to you to work on your own time your own goals, which means you can work remotely without any restrictions.
The company’s hours are 11:00 am to 22:59 pm Eastern Time. We can do it any time in between. It will only take about 1-2 hours at most.
The person kept guiding me on a step by step approach until my $1,612.20USD got stuck in their system on day 5 of the training, asking me to source of an additional $3,546.9USD to complete the task optimization to enable me withdraw my funds and commision earned.
Thank you.