I have made contact with Liberty Workers to have a better understanding of these allegations made now by dozens of people. The following is the response I received with Liberty Worker’s explanation. Due to this response and learning a bit more about the situation, I would no longer consider what happened a “scam” but rather an unprofessional and unfortunate event.
I am sharing the following email with permission from it’s sender.
Thanks for getting in touch. We apologize for any confusion that your readers have come across during their interactions with our company.
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Unfortunately, no matter how long you have been researching work at home companies, it’s still possible to be duped. Most recently, the companies making the biggest headway in the work at home scamming are companies pretending to be other reputable businesses.
Last April I shared a job posting I found for a company called Liberty Workers. They claimed to contract for Google to do search engine evaluating. I had never heard of the particular company but it sounded similar to ZeroChaos so I didn’t worry too much about it. Until I received a message from a reader who had been scammed by this company!
It makes me sick to my stomach that this happens and worse of all, that I had anything to do with it. As I warn on my job postings page and in the job alert newsletter, I cannot afford the time to manually research in depth every job I share. I use my common sense but once in a while they get smart and slip through. I apologize if I led any of my readers to this scam. I urge you to report your experience to the Federal Trade Commission right away!
You can start your claim report on the FTC website https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/
You should also consider sending a fraud alert to the credit agencies to hopefully secure your credit. http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0275-place-fraud-alert
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ZeroChaos is now aware of this scam and they are taking action to prevent anyone from further damage.
It’s times like this that make subscriptions to companies like Flexjobs seem very realistic. You pay a monthly fee but they can then use that money to fund the cost of researching each company before sharing the leads.
If you find your own leads or use sites like this one, be sure to approach with caution and research if anything at all seems off.