Fraudulent job offers distributed via messaging services such as WhatsApp. Alleged recruiting companies lure with extraordinary promises of earnings.
In recent weeks, there has been an increasing number of reports on variants of fake job offers aimed at a broader audience. In these variants, the first contact is made via social media, email or job sites. During the hiring process, however, instant messaging is then used to continue communicating. Applicants are lured with promises of exceptionally high earnings, which are disproportionate compared to the nature of work required. Examples of this include writing reviews, buying products, recommending fashion items or testing apps.
After recruitment, applicants are directed straight to a platform, which is often an imitation of a legitimate website. This platform is then supposed to be used to process "salary payments" and "bonuses".