Data Entry Typing

India
December 19, 2007 8:44am CST
Is Data Entry Typing a Scam? Yes, it is, I think. One of the reason for this was that I was interested in earning some extra money from some part time job at home. After going through the ads in the internet, I thought that Online Data Entry typing suited me the best. So I registered myself with a company for online data entry job. They had a number of conditions, which I think I fulfilled. I paid the Registration amount and started the Online typing job. Daily I completed more then the minimum amount required. After one month when I asked for payment, I was given a reply that since I was a new entrant, I would get my payment after 50-55 days. So I typed again for another month. One fine morning, I got an email from a London company informing me that as I have not completed my minimum amount of work both daily and monthly and also all the work submitted by me were wrong, my account has been cancelled and the registration amount forfieted. I sent mail after mail and reminder after reminder, but there was no reply. I was cheated a substantial amount of money and also wasted my valuable time and energy for which I got nothing in return. I can give the name of the company if anybody requires. I know more about the scam about "Data Entry Typing".If anybody is interested to know more about it, I would be only too happy to discuss the same.
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8 responses
@talisman (1308)
• United States
19 Dec 07
Welcome to myLot chanchalpal14! Data entry typing is definately not a scam. You just signed up for a scamming company. You never want to look for websites from which to do data entry work from. Those are pretty much all scams, like you've seen. What you need to do is look for a telecommuting data entry job. To do this, go to job posting sites, such as Craigslist and HotJobs, and search through data entry jobs using the keyword "telecommuting". A telecommuting job is just like any other job, except for the fact that it's at home, so be sure that you have a resume ready and have experience in data entry work.
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• India
21 Dec 07
Dear friend after this episode i had applied for other data entry jobs by registering myself. But these jobs are yet to come. i am writing about this experience in the near future.
• India
19 Dec 07
I think u are talking about one Ahmedabad based company. I dont remember the name now. They have changed the name too. They cheated me in the same way so i think its the same company.
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• India
21 Dec 07
U r right,its an Ahmedabad based company in India. They may be cheating more people now. The least we can do is to warn people to be more careful in while applying for such type of jobs.
• Philippines
19 Dec 07
No, not all of them are scams. Always remember that you are looking for a job. In the real world, we are not paying to get a job. Online earning is just the same. Why would you pay them? You may pay, if you are getting any products from them. I want to know this site. Please pm me this site. I want to write about it in my blog. I'm gonna add you as friend. Pls. accept my friendship.
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• India
21 Dec 07
I have already accepted you as my friend. The sites name is 365jobs4u.com an Ahmedabad company in India and works on behalf of Global Information Service, London. They were also supposed to send me a monthly report about the mistakes that I may have done while typing. But I am waiting for the same till today.
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
20 Dec 07
This is a crying shame. I am sorry you got scammed. Remember though, in real life you never have to pay an employer to get a job. The employer is supposed to pay you and usually does. The companies online that demand a fee are scams. They make their money from your fee. No matter what they call it: registration fee, administration fee etc. it is a scam. Sometimes they just send you a list of companies to whom you can apply. Some of the posters are right look at telecommuting job sites. Good luck.
• India
21 Dec 07
Yes you are right.In real life we don't have to pay anything to get a job. But the prospect of earning thousands and thousands was something one really can't overlook or avoid.
• India
20 Dec 07
CHEERS!!! buddy i think v both passed away from the same condition. after going through many adds i choose a website which take fee after its working kit is delivered to us. after paying i found that the kit only contain 1 CD which only tells about to join various surveys sites. its totally a scam till i know. till now i didnt get nyone who is really paid from these type of stuff.
• India
21 Dec 07
Dear friend, this was not the only company in which I lost my money. As I was really broke, I tried my hands on other sites just like you. They sent me a CD which contained all sorts of nonsense, and all seeking registration money etc.etc. About surveys, I had registered myself in lot of companies (for free ofcourse) offering surveys, but till today I am waiting for a survey to come.
• United States
20 Dec 07
I would love to find a data entry business that wasn't a scam and you didnt have to put money up front !!! But most I have found you have to pay up front.
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• India
21 Dec 07
Dear CandleDiva, please accept my advice and don't waste your time, money and energy by doing data entry typing. You will get nothing in return.
@Asheka (107)
• Canada
20 Dec 07
Not all of these are scams. I, myself, am looking to find this type of work as I'm suddenly unemployed and am going through the BBB (Better Business Bureau) to check them out beforehand. I don't think the idea of having to spend money to get money is great...but I suppose they have to get something out of it for letting you "in on their secrets", if you will. Data Entry is a real job in a lot of offices, and I don't see any reasons for this not being made a home job...and there are a lot of companies that know how much money they can save each year for having random people, at home, on their own computer and internet connection, without having to provide office space and a desk, etc. doing this easy job for them. It is a simple task, filling out forms mostly, with information they provide you with, so they realize they really don't need to spend hundreds of dollars hiring a few dozen people to come into their offices, when we can do it from home. Unfortunately, a lot of scammers see this opportunity and jump on it to make themselves a few hundred dollars, and a lot more. They build these amazing, authentic looking sites with all these different forms, etc for you to fill out, and randomly say you're not doing enough, even though you could've worked for 10 hrs straight for an entire week, unlike the 3-4 they claimed...they then shut down your account and run with your money. It sucks, but hey...that's what they've learned to do, and why I'm researching into them before jumping in head first....
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• Philippines
1 Jan 08
you dont have to pay for the membership, all you have to do to fill up the application is to submit your resume.