I didn’t waste time and quickly followed the instructions given by the employer. I was in so hurry for doing the job that I didn’t notice the employer’s name, nor his credential verifications., nor his location And, you know what were the instructions given?
- Go to the URL. Some site url he had given.
- Send me the login name and I will let you know the further instructions
I followed the instructions given. I waited for almost 2 weeks. The employer never got back to me. And, why will he? Because his work was done. His mission was accomplished! Yes. But how? Neither did I do any work, nor I posted anything on any forums. Then how? I re-checked the URL he gave, I understood that there is something wrong. Now come on, who will pay you just for clicking on a link or registering on a site?? No one has so much bank balance that he will pay you just for clicking links. The link he sent me had a reference id, and it had his name in it. I understood now. Here, he was getting referral points/money when someone joins a site using his reference id. Phew! I almost felt like an idiot who had helped him earn money by making me a fool!
I don’t know how much he earned. because of me. But think, how many such applicants would have applied and followed the instructions and fell under this trap? And, on how many sites he would have registered himself and took advantage of people in need of work?
An important lesson learnt! Never trust people who are ready to give out easy money to you. Beware of ads like “Make money by clicking ads”, “Make money by easy data entry”. This is out of my personal experience- Sites which begin their text with “Make easy money” or “Make money easily” are definitely the fake ones! They either dupe you by not paying for your work, or they in turn ask you to pay to use their services! Also, never click on links that you get in mails which say- “I earned 300$ per day. Do you want to earn it?” These kind of things will definitely land you in trouble.
So, an advice to all the newbies- Please do not fell trap to these kind of crooks. There are lot more genuine jobs available for you. You just need to keep your eyes open and have patience.