So, I’m a Graphic Designer and most importantly, Freelance Graphic Designer. And I am desperate for long-term jobs as most of us Freelancers are.
I’ve been recently contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn that redirected me to some people on Microsoft Teams. I’ve been through a long questionnaire, with questions on how I would deal with tight deadlines and similarly. It all seemed as they knew what they were talking about in the Graphic Design sense. They mentioned all the file extensions that were well known to me and some even more complex things.
After the successful interview and a well-expressed satisfaction from them by looking at my portfolio, they offered me 1900$ monthly paycheck for 40hrs/week, which I gladly accepted. Then I was directed to a Project Manager, who insisted I create 5 accounts before we can start working. I was asked to create a Scaleway account, Vultr Account, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and AWS. For all these accounts to be registered and confirmed you have to add a payment method.
The Project Manager told me to start everything in a free trial and that I don’t need to pay for these accounts, the company will pay them for me in the future so they need all the credentials to put the account under the company’s name.
I naively fell for it and gave them the Account name & Passwords for all 5 accounts, which resulted in me receiving numerous bills from those 5 accounts, and the company blocked me from any future interactions with them. I feel so dumb and there’s nothing I could do about it except sharing my story here and hope they don’t trick anyone else.
The content was posted by wutrashin on 2021-10-11 21:42:27 via reddit