I sent a proposal for an Accurate Data Entry person. I was contacted stating I was on the shortlist of applicants. I was given an interview verification code and told to set up an account in Google Hangouts. This is my first proposal and I did not know that this is not acceptable. Anyway, I looked online and confirmed the name and background information of the VP of Human Resources with whom I was supposed to meet via Google Hangouts and the history and focus of the company. I confirmed the meeting date and time.
The person showed up on time, precisely at 10:30 am as agreed. The avatar was the actual picture I saw online of the Sr. VP of Global Hiring. They really wanted to make it look authentic. I took screenshots of the entire conversation.
The interview lasted an hour with a tedious back and forth. At one point, I offered to go on camera but they declined, stating the interview will be conducted via text. After giving me information that could have been copied and pasted directly from the About section of the website and the personal information section of the SVP of Global Hiring, they listed benefits including 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance for both part-time and full-time workers. Then came the scam: They presented the hours and asked what means of payment I would prefer.
I told them that it is my understanding that all payments would be made through Pay Per Hour as part of the agreement. Their response was that they believe that I have been updated that they signed a contract with PPH including charges for working outside the platform. I told them that I cannot work outside the platform and will be alerting PPH about our conversation.
There was no further communication after that.
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