Work on the Internet. Who and what is behind these ads?

Work on the Interne. Who and what is behind these ads?

Social media is full of ads like "Work online, just a few hours a day". They hire everyone: no experience, no education, no maternity leave. They promise a good salary for people without professional skills. We understand what kind of employers they are and what kind of work they offer.

Can it be a real employer?

There is nothing criminal about posting a job ad on social networks, especially when it comes to mass employee search: the reach is wider, advertising costs are lower.

"No financial investments are required, only desire and experience (at least minimal). This kind of work can bring income from 30 thousand rubles a month if you load 15-20 hours a week, " the expert shares.

What if there are scammers?

Of course, there are also ads that are backed by scammers. Some may promise mountains of gold and ask for an entry fee (as a guarantee of their intention to get a job, for example). Others will offer to buy some program or license that is supposedly necessary for work. You can work with third parties only after completing training, of course, paid.

You are suitable for us, but first you need to pass the training, it is paid." You deposit money, maybe even take some short courses. But no one puts you on the staff, and communication with the employer ends there. The employer may say that you did a bad job, 

Here are some other ways to deceive job seekers practiced by scammers pretending to be Online employers:

You are hired, but this organization has not heard anything about the abolition of wage slavery, the salary here is transferred only to the card of a specific bank, and you do not have one. You are given a link to the bank's page, but when the card is ready and you have already been charged for registration and/or maintenance, the employer disappears. They just used you to get money from the bank through an affiliate program.

You are hired and asked to send copies of your documents: passport, TIN, and SNILS. When you send them, the employer disappears from the radar. And after some time, you will find out that someone used your documents to issue a microloan, says Shaidullina.

You see a job ad with a link to additional information, a questionnaire, or a test task attached to it. The link leads to a phishing site that scammers use to collect personal data and passwords from various accounts.

Yes, in order to attract as many victims as possible, attackers promise a decent income in their ads. But you need to understand that no one will pay a lot of money for low-skilled labor. "So, if you are promised 100 thousand rubles of income, it will most likely turn out to be a fraud," Yanin emphasizes.

In addition, the lack of reliable information about the employer (when the information provided contains only a nickname in Telegram or email), as well as the lack of specific tasks and low requirements for candidates should be alerted. "To protect yourself, check the information about the employer (by TIN/OGRN on the website of the Federal Tax Service and" For honest Business"), do not send money and offer employers to formalize cooperation through well-known freelance work services, " Shaidullina suggests.

And these are scammers

And it happens that the offer to earn money is not a job at all, but an invitation to try your luck in an online casino, on binary options or on betting in bookmakers.

"It should be noted here that one of the most common methods of deception is the use of results drawn or "twisted" in favor of the client with an indicative increase in his deposit (which is just a number on the screen), and then a request to pay a commission for withdrawing money. This is exactly the moment of losing money: you transfer the real amount from your card to fraudsters, and the deposit cannot be withdrawn, " the lawyer shares Kirill Reznik.

Work on the Internet
Work on the Internet

The diagram with drawing results applies to everything. Betting — when the site displays the victory of the player (or team) you bet on, but when you double-check in any search engine, it turns out that the result was different. Trading on the stock markets is just a pre-programmed chart of supposedly quoted prices, which has nothing to do with the real situation on the stock and/or currency markets.

"You invest money, they show you your incredible earnings, and then they ask for a large commission for withdrawal. The result is a bit predictable, " the expert warns.