Spam Job Postings
Gian paolo B. 2 posts - Philippines - Joined Sep 22 2012
Recently, there has been an increasing number of job postings that ask the contractor to work outside of odesk.com, such as those related to neobux.com or clixsense.com. These job postings contain a link to the site, which is an affiliate link for the person who posted the job, which is a form of advertisement and is therefore SPAM. The job description would also contain statements that may resemble "P.S. Many people are sending 'Thank you' messages for this" or "Whoever would register in my site I will pay just read the Description for my Payment method". In addition to that, the client would almost always have not confirmed the payment method and would not have any client history. (I would not mention the countries from which they came from to avoid incrimination).
Let us help keep odesk.com a healthy and professional community by avoiding, not patronizing and reporting these job postings as SPAM in the "Flag as inappropriate" option. Also, if you already happen to be working in these pay-to-click sites, please do advertise them somewhere else and avoid masking them as an odesk-job (which it clearly isn't). Odesk has helped us a lot; it's time we returned some of the favor.
concerned odesk community member (not a staff member)
P.S. I have nothing against those pay-to-click sites. I am in fact also a member in them, but I'm already inactive. I have and would NEVER use odesk to gain affiliates as I would like to keep and help maintain the integrity of odesk.com.
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