With sites like Freelancers.com and 99designs.com people have been able to make extra cash or just cash at the comfort of their own homes. However, scammers seem to have seen these sites as goldmine for victims. They lure the unsuspecting with emails like this,
"Nice to meet you!
I am Cheng from China
I wanna discuss an interesting thing with you.
If you help me, you will get lots of money without your work.
- Do you know about Up&work? (Up&work is a site for freelancers)
I want to create an US account on up&work.
If you help me to create an account with your information and give me your remote access, I'll pay to you.
About $100-150/month for 5+ years with no work.
- It need your name, photo, phone number and address for register.
- I'll must work through your computer by using teamviewer (or anydesk).
And I'll use only browser on your pc.
As this is a long-term contract, I would like to keep good relationship with you.
Discuss further more on under Chatapp
My G mail ( or Hangouts)=>firstname.lastname@example.org
phone number=>+1 323 438 7467
Going to need help from the pros to see how to deal with this one, so I can give them 5+ years of headache.