I’m still searching 🙂
I have a million prospects, however, there is so much competition and being that I’m a new member, my level was just at 1, but I looked at it yesterday and I was at level 4. I wonder how the level is determined. I am currently working 1 project for a marketing campaign. I am trying to land the perfect Virtual Assistant job.
Speaking of Virtual Assistance…I applied to a VA job about a week ago. It ended up that I was competeing against 107 other applicants.
After the job had closed, I received an email from the employer saying I got the job! I was ecstatic! It paid $20/hr and it was an indefinite position!
After I emailed my acceptance, I got another email explaining the job, it had a contact name, busines name and a telephone #.
They told me I would recieve some money for my small office expenses etc..I was ecstatic but curious about the business, so I googled it.
Gotta love Google.
SCAMMER! RIPOFF! Great. I sulked all evening that night.
I thought that being on eLance would protect me from scam jobs. I was wrong. I contacted eLance to report the violation.
Not even two days later, guess what came Fed Ex? $2700 in money orders. I almost pissed my pants. But knowing it was fromthat job posting, I knew the money orders were bad. I immediately contacted MoneyGram and I was right. The mO’s had been cashed a month earlier. I was SOOO pissed that these people are doing this to others at Christmas time! My profile states I have 4 children. How DARE these assholes try to scam me. And what about the other 107 applicants? I hope none of them fell for it.
I stared at those money orders for probably 2 hours, just thinking about what I could have done with that money for Christmas. And also thinking if I was as stupid as they thought I was, how totally FUCKED I would be right now had I followed their directions and cashed the MO’s.
Lesson Learned. And the moral of this story is:
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.