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Beware of “Work From Home Data Entry Job” Scam

Everyone has encountered a time in their life where they come across a post asking for people to join a certain part-time job or business and they would be paid a certain amount of money. After all, sharing is caring, right? The only catch is that it sometimes seems a little too good to be true. From young, we’ve been told to never speak to strangers, and it is something we might have lost along the way of growing up where we let our guard down.

On Facebook there are many such groups where people can post available part-time jobs for hungry job seekers who are looking to earn some extra cash. Some familiar sounding ones would be “Promoters Wanted”, “Clerk/Admin Jobs Available”, “Brand Ambassadors Needed”, and of course the very predictable “Work From Home Data Entry Job”.

Some of these jobs may be legit, but the cynic in me gets suspicious when these job vacancy postings throw in phrases like “super simple job”, “work from anywhere with flexible hours”, “no experience needed”, and “earn RM500-RM1000 weekly”. These phrases are then accompanied by one too many exclamation marks. Add in a photo of multiple wads of cash and alarm bells start ringing incessantly.

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You Know Those "Work From Home Data Entry Jobs"? Here's What It's Really All About.