Category Archives: Scams

Linklist: HELP! I’ve Been Scammed! – What to do when you’ve been duped.

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Internet scams are very prevalent in my (our?) line of work.  If you are a freelancer, you have probably had doubts about certain gigs.  Eventually, you may get involved with someone running a scam.  The question is, “What do I do now?”

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Relatieplanet International – Freelance Proofreading Scam?

About a month ago (May 8 to be exact), I applied for a position as a proofreader for Relatieplanet International.  This was the job ad that caught my attention:

Job Ad

Of course, I researched the company.  No one had anything negative to say about them.  Everything seemed legit.

After sending my resume and three references, I was hired.   I had to sign a contract stating that I would put forth the amount of effort required to complete the tasks and that I would receive payment after 21 days of work.  I was getting paid $5 per edited kb, which was around $20 an hour for me.  Of course, that was a red flag.  How could they pay me so much?

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