How the scam works:
Wanting to make some extra money you start researching possibilities, one day finding an ad from an “employment agency” looking for drivers.
Upon contacting them, they mention your clients will be escorts and you will be paid very well (including a commission, depending on the number of customers the escort has that night or week). You get the whole speech: they are looking for somebody credible, who can also protect and be trusted by the girls. It sounds good – great money, great possibilities, beautiful women, you are in!
The agency is asking the applicants to commit themselves with an up-front deposit of a few hundred dollars. That’s when the scam happens, as the drivers will never receive further instructions and the scammers count on the fact that the applicants will be too embarrassed to go to the authorities to report the scam.
How to avoid:
Well, not much really to say, is there? Firstly, don't get involved in shady practices. Find a legitimate way to make money while driving, maybe even get a cab license.
In the meantime, if you are really looking for a job and seek to make some money until you find the next ideal job, there is a couple of options for employment online:
Swagbucks.com is the world's largest free online rewards program. You get paid by doing things online which you might do anyway, such as searching the web, discover products, take surveys, watch videos, or play games. You can also get free iTunes and Amazon cards. The company has a A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can register for free HERE.
If you are into paid surveys, this is the place. GlobalTestMarket is an industry leader in online research panels, where members are invited to participate in online surveys on numerous topics, and in return are eligible for cash or regular and frequent entry into sweepstakes. Highly recommended, as they also have A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can register for free HERE.
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