Have you ever received an invitation to a part-time job that promised a high income for simply purchasing orders? If so, beware – it could be a scam. Unfortunately, I learned this the hard way when I became a victim of an online job fraud.
It all started when I received an invitation to join BYKS, a trading company that claimed to be a partner with Amazon, eBay, Flipkart, and Easydeal website. They wanted to boost their website by showing larger purchase orders on corresponding websites across the globe. As part of this job opportunity, I was asked to purchase orders, and the more I purchased, the more commission I would receive – even double commission.
Excited about the opportunity, I registered on their website, www.bykslive.com, and started purchasing orders. I purchased nine orders, each containing six items that cost a random amount from Rs.8,888 to 23,00,000 lakhs. The total purchase amount was 8,802,707 rps, and after this, I received double commission. My commission amount was 1,70,90,424 rps.
However, when I asked BYKS to release my commission amount, they asked me to pay a 20% tax amount of 2518085 rps. I paid this amount, but they still asked me to pay an additional 10,25,4225 rps. It was then that I realized that BYKS was a fraud/suspicious trading company.
I had been scammed out of a total of 1,14,17,762 rps, and it was a tough lesson to learn. But through my experience, I want to warn others about the dangers of online job scams. Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself from similar scams:
Research the company: Before you accept any job offers or make purchases online, do your research. Look for reviews and feedback from other users, and verify the company’s credentials.
Be wary of high-income promises: If an opportunity sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Don’t fall for promises of easy money without doing your due diligence.
Don’t give out personal information: Never share your personal information, such as your bank account or credit card details, with an unknown entity.
Trust your instincts: If something feels suspicious or uncomfortable, trust your instincts and walk away.
In conclusion, online job scams are a growing problem, and it’s important to be vigilant and cautious. Don’t let your desire for easy money blind you to the red flags. Remember, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.