Okay, so after being on here a couple of weeks and just reading a few community posts today, it's apparent that this place is just totally full of scammers. I myself have been slightly the victim of one this week. I was contacted by somebody called "Ben H" about a project of his, I had bid on, on here. He asked me to message him on the app "telegram", where he then told me he works as a recruiter for deel.com.
He said I would be emailed a contract to sign first and then when I have received it back I would be sent the project. I was immediately suspicious but as I've been on here a couple of weeks and not managed to get any work yet I thought what the hell I might as well take a look.
The job was only about 6 hours worth of work, so I did it anyway, late that evening and wanted to make a good impression incase it was real and could have follow up work, so I actually spent about 8 1/2 hours doing it, working into the early hours.
I emailed the finished work to them and asked them about payment details, as we were outside of PPH now. I was then sent a grammatically badly written email, full of spelling mistakes with words missing, detailing how I was supposedly to open an account with their payment system "SAFEPAYNET+ ". This required me to send in 2 passport photographs from different angles and a "Human Verification Deposit" deposit of $200! Suspicions of scam obviously well and truly confirmed by now and a harsh lesson learnt!.
Other telltale signs of scam - email address was a a gmail one, disguised as deel.com. Having looked back, the guys name was Ben H on PPH, but when he messaged me on Telegram it was Ben Gerald. His account has also been deleted on PPH.
Don't I feel like the f*****g idiot!
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