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Old 05-16-2010, 10:55 PM
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work from home:website reviewer

Hi I'm new to this site, but I applied for a job online, the site the reviews are sent to looks superdodgy! and seems to need credit card details, to top that it seems rather unlikely to be so well paid, any thoughts?

Thanks ella

Here's the email -

Hi there,

Thanks for your interest in the website reviewer position. We are currently looking for honest people with a keen eye for detail to visit various dating sites online and write the things they like and dislike about each. We will require 12 reviews per week which are due by 2pm GMT every Friday.

The starting wage for this post is £350 per week which rises after 6 months. No previous experience is required for this position. The only requirement we have is that you submit a 100-word review of the members area at a pre-selected site (http://www.flirtytimes.com). The site is free to join so don't worry about any costs.

Please submit this review to this address within 48 hours if you're still interested. This position can be taken from anywhere, it's going to be a home-based one. If this isn't for you we thank you for your time.

Thanks for your time

John Marshall
The Write Review




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Old 05-17-2010, 05:36 AM
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Re: work from home:website reviewer

Hi i applied for the same job and thought it was too good to be true also, i applied via gumtree jobs bristol. What are your thoughts and have you sent off a review. I dunno whether to bother or not...!?



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Old 05-17-2010, 06:04 AM
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Re: work from home:website reviewer

The biggest thing I'd be worried about is identity/credit card theft. Why would they possibly need your credit card details?
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:59 AM
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Re: work from home:website reviewer

Hi there. I got the same email after applying through gumtree jobs Glasgow. I came across this forum when I was trying to find some info on the flirtytimes website. I couldnt find anything apart from the site itself or anything on the company "the write review". The company name makes me think it could be a scam because its hard to search for as you just get lots of articles on writing reviews. Im the same in that im tempted to do it but also suspicious. If anyone goes through with it then if they could post what happens on here then that would be great.


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Old 05-17-2010, 12:24 PM
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Re: work from home:website reviewer

Looks like a lead-in kind of email. What I mean is that whoever is behind 'the write review' gets a commission for each person he gets to sign up for that pay site and others. He has created a fake review site as a front for his funneling people into pay sites.

That site flirtytimes dot com looks like a porn site due to the warning on the home page stating:
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Parental Advisory, Explicit Content.
According to the who-is:
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Updated Date: 27-feb-2010
Creation Date: 10-jan-2010
Expiration Date: 10-jan-2011
Very new, only a one year registration.

Also from the who-is:
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Registrant Contact:
WhoisGuard
WhoisGuard Protected ()

Fax:
8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #110 - 732
Westchester, CA 90045
Hidden registrant, seems they really don't want you to know who is behind it all.

I bet the credit card is needed so the website can start charging after the 'free trial' expires. I also bet you get hit with multiple charges for other programs, websites and strange fees each and every month.
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:09 PM
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Re: work from home:website reviewer

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12 reviews per week
review 12 dating sites a week? the only way to review them is to join them and i didn't know there were more than 12.

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Old 05-18-2010, 05:00 AM
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Re: work from home:website reviewer

I'm pretty sure it's a scam. I replied to see whether I would get a human response, and they have just replied to the question most people would ask, which is all a bit shaky to me. Here are the emails:

Me to John Marshall
Hi,
Just one quick question... are there any criteria for the review, other than it being 100 words? Is there a specific style you would like it in, or any language or critical limitations?
Thank You.

John Marshall to me
show details 12:23 AM (14 hours ago)
Hey again,

We understand your concern and unfortunately we cannot provide access to these sites we ask you to review as we have no affiliation with them whatsoever. All the sites we require reviews on are similar to this and all provide free access passes. A card may be required to prove your age as some are of a more adult variety.

As we say to everyone, if you do not feel comfortable entering the sites we require reviews on then please don't apply for the position. We get a lot of applications and we need people who can carry out the tasks we set.

Kind Regards
John Marshall

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Old 05-18-2010, 09:10 AM
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Re: work from home:website reviewer

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A card may be required to prove your age as some are of a more adult variety.
'More adult variety', nice way of that site saying it. I bet if you send them another email from a new email address, you would receive the exact same cut-n-paste stock email back.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:17 PM
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Re: work from home:website reviewer

This is definetly a scam. I too sought more information on this. I received the exact same reply as manatee from my initial query.

I then replied with a blank email, which I received a response to, again the same second reply that was given to manatee.

I've sent another blank email, just to see what, if anything, comes back.

I'll let you know.

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Old 05-21-2010, 04:56 PM
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Re: work from home:website reviewer

It could be a CPA thing where the website owner gets paid for the lead rather than a commission on the sale. Therefore, even thou it is free someone is still making money.

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Old 06-01-2010, 07:54 AM
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Re: work from home:website reviewer

Ok,
So i spotted a similar ad on gumtree jobs brighton. Really tempted to do it as need extra cash and want to journalism course at uni so experience would be really great.
So I went to the website in the email sent to me by "Robert Moore" of "Magnum magazine Media" and signed up, just to see. To be honest I figure they wont get much joy from my bank anyway - they hate me ha ha.

The only thing that came up was "card details declined, invalid card!" So I figured it probably was dodgy and that the registration hadn't worked anyway. I searced various parts of the first email until I came across here.

You wanted to know what happens if you do sign up?
I got three emails immediately from a site called datelinks.com which is odd since i signed up to flirtytimes.com! One confirming my membership. One confirming the payment of $39.86 from my bank each month after the free trial. Very odd since I set my location to UK, london so the amoung should have been GBP. And a third email confirming my account had been activated by following a link in an earlier email, which I never did!

So this seems like a definate scam and I'm going to call my bank and tell them to block all payments from these people immediately. Definately wouldn't do it, and hope that by having signed up myself I have saved others from being scammed!!!


Why can't people make an honest living these days hey?

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Old 06-01-2010, 08:02 AM
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Re: work from home:website reviewer

Thanks for the update Katy.. Hopefully you can get everything stopped on your banks end without too much hassle..

Why can't anyone make an honest living? They can and do. It will never happen just by handing over a credit card and paying a fee though. If we could just get everyone to stop paying for a "job".. these guys might go away.

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Old 06-01-2010, 09:39 AM
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Thanks for the update Katy.. Hopefully you can get everything stopped on your banks end without too much hassle..

Why can't anyone make an honest living? They can and do. It will never happen just by handing over a credit card and paying a fee though. If we could just get everyone to stop paying for a "job".. these guys might go away.

Yeh it wasn't too bad, had a few payments requested straight away but my banks clever and realised they werent me. New card on the way so screw them.

I dont think the problem is people "paying" for a job. A lot of self employed jobs need money put into them first these days. The problem is people who think it's OK to go around taking advantage of the general unemployed public's panic at the present situation.

Still, wherever there are decent people there will always be criminals, nothing will change that but at least we've managed to uncover these ones! ha ha.


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