Job offer turned out to be a fake

Anonymous | 13 May 2023

Job Scam
I was contacted by someone claiming to be from Shopee's marketing department, conducting a market share survey in Singapore to assess customer satisfaction with using Shopee and their shopping experience. They mentioned that I would be rewarded with SGD 11 after answering four questions to help improve the survey.

Afterward, another person reached out to me, instructing me to complete tasks in order to claim the $11 reward. However, both of the initial contacts ceased working after our interaction. I was then directed to a person named Rikki on Telegram to complete the tasks, and I was added to a group chat.

Each task involved liking Shopee pages they provided, with a value of $2 per task. They claimed that after completing around eight tasks, a payout would be made. However, after a full day, they asked me to make a payment via PayNow to "boost merchant sales," promising that I would receive the money back.

Recognizing that this seemed too good to be true, I raised several questions and privately warned others about the situation. As a result, I was kicked out of the group, possibly alerting accounts managed by fellow scammers. Unfortunately, some individuals had already transferred money to them.