Use Caution with Job Offers Claiming to be from Indiegogo
Unfortunately, we’ve heard reports of “Work From Home”Job Scams which may be impersonating or claiming affiliation with Indiegogo. In light of this, we want to provide you with and these common warning signs to look out for:
- Promises or claims of a guaranteed job, or immediate job offers
- The job post, email, or your interactions over text are poorly written with inconsistent grammar, typos, or unclear phrasing etc.
- Communication about a job offer, from email addresses not affiliated with Indiegogo (@indiegogo.com)
- Job interviews conducted via online chat services (such as google chat/hangouts)
- Text based interviews which request very personal information, including but not limited to: your age, address, passwords, credit card numbers, bank account information, social security number, etc.*
- Offers of a job that require you to spend money to purchase equipment or services
- Offers to send you a check to cover your costs for purchases of this equipment
- Requirements for you to Wire, or otherwise send, them funds
*Always use care when sharing your personal information, and definitely always feel free to reach out to companies if you are unsure the person contacting you is legitimate! For Indiegogo, open positions are always listed on our Careers Page.
What You Can Do If You’ve Been Impacted by This Scam:
Here are some next steps you might want to take regarding any job scams:
- If applicable, reach out to the job board through which you were contacted to let them know this is happening on their website
- File a Report with Google, if you were contacted via gmail or Google hangouts/chat
- For Work At Home scams, you are also encouraged by the FBI to "file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel or our Internet Crime Complaint Center."