I am a teacher and I’m considering doing some data entry and research over the summer to make some extra money. I did some data entry a few years ago on Up Work but it’s been awhile.
I submitted a few proposals yesterday but based on the responses I’ve received, I’m dubious as to whether or not they are legit. All of the responses have told me to open a pdf with more instructions.
Here is an example. I replaced any identifying info with asterisks.
( ****** ) Human Resources Department has reviewed your Resume about the ADs Posted on www.upwork.com. We are pleased to invite you to an Online Position Interview/Briefing Exercise. Your Details have been forwarded to Mr. ********** ( Employer ). He would be conducting an Online Interview with you to discuss the Job in Details, Descriptions, Pay Scale and Benefits, etc. You are to set up a Screen Name with Telegram and Add up Mr. ******* on your Telegram Contact List ( phone number ) by Sending a Message to him, to Commence with the Interview or you can also add him up Directly with his Telegram username which is ( ******). Or https://t.me/******. If you don’t have the Platform ( Telegram ) on your computer, you should log on to http://telegram.org/ to download one for free and then set up a Free Account with Telegram. He is currently online waiting for you. Your Work Authentic Work Code: ( ***** ) would serve as your Identification Number throughout the Online Hiring Process. Your Timely Response matters a lot, this is an online work from Home and Working Hours are Flexible. Interview Schedule: ONLINE. Time: ASAP. Venue: ONLINE VIA TELEGRAM. Training is available. Your Swift and Timely Response matter a lot in This Beneficial Position.
I’m dubious because instead of answering me directly they told me to contact them on telegram which makes it seem sketchy. Am I right to doubt these positions? How can I find a data entry position that is legit?