In Xiao Lei’s view, young people who are willing to find a part-time job to stand on their own feet should be encouraged, but for most of them, it is also the first time they have left campus to face the “cruelty” of the real society.
Yes, what Xiao Lei wants to say is an online part-time scam. Although this topic attracts a lot of attention every year, many people are still cheated every year. Recently, Weibo Anti-Spam announced the phased results of the recent 2022 anti-spam special campaign, this time focused on dealing with “part-time” related fraud information, a total of 61500 accounts and 545200 items of related content.
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Weibo alone has processed hundreds of thousands of messages in a short period of time, and you can imagine how many related “online part-time fraud information” are in circulation on various platforms across the network. Many people on the concept of online part-time fraud, still stay in the brushing scam, in fact, today’s online part-time fraud means are full of tricks, a little careless will be deceived.
Online part-time Fraud 2.0
When it comes to online part-time fraud, the most famous scam is brushing. Scams such as Taobao brushing and JD.com brushing are very popular in the past few years, but they have been very rare in the last two years, mainly because various platforms spare no effort to publicize the means of brushing fraud. so that most netizens are wary of part-time brushing.
But the swindler certainly will not stop at the idea of “brushing orders”. With the development of the Internet, the means of online fraud have been upgrading, and the contents of fraud are varied.A variety of fraud methods have been developed for different student groups and personal hobbies, which Xiao Lei calls “online part-time fraud 2.0”.
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Although there are many fraud schemes, in Xiao Lei’s view, they are always the same, mainly taking advantage of the students’ psychology that they want to make money easily to trick the victims with some seemingly easy and simple jobs. the prominent point is: working at home, easy, simple and high return, which is also the core of the online part-time scam, changing only the content of the work and some processes.
For example, in the experience shared by Zhihu’s last user, the part-time job offered by the other party is called “express online fillers”. You only need to manually enter the text information in the express order and classify it, you can get a reward of 0.5-2 yuan per order, claiming that you can earn 80-150 yuan a day and 2500-4500 yuan a month. At the same time, special notes do not charge deposits and membership fees, so as to reduce the vigilance of the victims.
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In fact, the process of being deceived by this user is basically the same as the previous scam, which guides the user to the Q group through social platform information, then sends the fraudulent URL or APP one-to-one, and then different guides let the victim fall into a trap step by step.
These fraudsters often pretend to be “baby mothers” or “students” to reduce the vigilance of the victims, and then induce the victims to pay a certain amount of activation money to get a more high-end return scheme. For example, free programs can take orders, but the reward for each order is very low, and there is a cooling time to accept an order, so you need to wait 10 or 15 minutes after completing an order.
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But,If you pay an activation fee of 129 yuan, you can not only get a higher reward for a single order, but also get a bonus of 210 yuan for only 30 minutes to complete a novice task, and receive an additional income of 81 yuan while recovering the activation money.After receiving the first activation money, the fraudsters will also come up with an upgrade plan at the right time, and they can get a better return by paying a little more money.
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In fact, you will find that this process is very familiar, almost the same as the brushing fraud in those years, except that the deposit was changed into an activation deposit, and the brushing became a typist. It can be seen that it is not how clever the fraudulent means of part-time online are, but that the victims gradually lose their judgment and are deceived by bonuses and returns in the interlinked scams.
“typing clerk” can also be mutated into “dubbing part-time”, “questionnaire investigator”, “home customer service” and other part-time jobs, which are basically jobs that are easy to work and easy to use but well paid. All online part-time jobs that claim to be easy to use and easy to audit can be said to be a scam.
In addition to this kind of online part-time work, there is also a kind of scam that many people have been tricked into-handicrafts processing. To put it simply, you will receive a package of raw materials for handicrafts after paying a certain fee, and the other party claims that as long as the finished products are made, they will be recycled at a high price. Most of these handicrafts are simple in structure and common in materials, but the other party will charge a fee that far exceeds the cost of the materials. when you complete the order and then look for the other party, there is no such person.
The means of online part-time fraud emerge one after another, how should we prevent it?
How to prevent Internet part-time Fraud
The simplest and most effective way is to refuse all online part-time jobs, as long as you do not participate, you will not be deceived.Some people may think that it is a bit extreme for Xiao Lei to kill all online part-time jobs. In fact, 99% of online part-time jobs are scams, and real online part-time jobs basically do not look for part-time workers on social platforms. but directly to the regular large platform to issue an order and wait for the order to be completed.
Although real online part-time jobs are not ruled out, they basically require certain professional skills (such as modeling, original painting or design), which is actually the so-called outsourcing business. part-time jobs that can be paid simply by typing are basically non-existent (even if there are, they are often digested internally, which is commonly known as acquaintance recommendation).
If you don’t give up thinking that you can really find a suitable online part-time job, then keep in mind two principles: don’t hand over personal information and don’t involve money transactions, so that you will lose some time and energy even if you slip into a scam.
If you really want to find a summer part-time job, Xiao Lei’s advice is to take a look around the nearby business district. Many milk tea shops and fast food restaurants will recruit part-time workers or part-time workers (such as McDonald’s, KFC, etc.). Although compared to the online part-time job will certainly be much more tired, but do not worry about being fraudulent money, and you can also add a social experience.
In fact, many simple and repetitive tasks can be replaced by software, such as the “typing clerk” mentioned above, which only needs a text scanner to easily complete text input and output. Moreover, today’s express orders are basically printed and generated, and the information comes from the e-commerce platform, requiring no human intervention at all.
Xiao Lei once downloaded an APP that won a reward by filling out a questionnaire. From registration to receiving the task, there is no need to pay any fee, but the reward for the task is quite low. A questionnaire that takes 5-10 minutes to complete is only given 0.1-0.30 yuan. The return is not proportional to the time spent.
In a word, there will be no pie in the sky, and a job that can easily make money will not fall into the hands of a stranger who is completely unknown.