Data Entry Contractors
Karen M. 4 posts - Philippines
I'm just new here and applied on some data entry work I've seen. I received an email the next day and the instruction was to type the images or distorted words on the screen. He would pay $3/hr for 5hrs of work per day and would give payment after 35hrs. I didn't know much about this kind of scam since I'm new here. I thought all employers here were screened and verified by Odesk. Since the work is easy and I'm overly excited to get my first job I quickly jumped to work. I thought I'm still working with Odesk. Later just I found out that this was scam Captcha data entry work. The employer didn't respond to my emails and I was not paid.
So everyone please avoid these type of jobs where the employer would ask you to type images or distorted images on the screen. I heard sometimes that they would pretend to ask you to translate pdf files into word. These are Captcha jobs. Captchas are used by hackers and spammers and you don't want to be a part of that scheme. Even if some are not, I believe there's no need for a mass hiring of Captcha work.
I applied again to another data entry work but I received a similar email again that's offering Captcha job. It was very different to the kind of work he posted. I guess there are so many scammers here but Odesk is not doing enough to filter these scammers. So everyone be careful. Scammers are disguising the work that they are posting too here.
Score: 8.4, Votes: 9