- Craigslist – Writers needed to produce quality content (from your dining room table)
SCAM Email: email@example.com (George Bartlett)
SCAM Email Response Text: Sounds like this could be a perfect fit for you. This link will take you to a 25 min flash presentation that explains how your talent for writing could create some additional income…or a LOT of additional income.
SCAM Site: http://www.19103465384.info
SCAM type – This person is recruiting for a pyramid scheme and fishing for free content. If you see this posting on Craigslist, flag it to prevent these scammers from taking in new freelancers.
- Craigslist – Writer’s Needed Now (Paid Training) (Winston-Salem and everywhere around)
SCAM Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ( Byron Risdon )
SCAM Email Response Text: I would like to speak with your regarding the position. Please feel free to contact me at 646-922-4177 or leave your number and best time to reach you and I’ll give you a call.
SCAM Site: http://www.BridgeMedia.com
SCAM type – This site/person is fishing for free content. They expect 3 full length articles before payment will be issued, and claims that if even a single person in their supposedly 20+ person team (which are not in contact with each other) turns in work late, no one can be paid that week and everyone needs to wait a week or more for pay. If you see this posting on Craigslist, flag it to prevent these scammers from taking in new freelancers.
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