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Is Didijob Fake or Real?
Why is Didijob Fake?
Didijob claims to be a job platform where users can earn by posting on social media. The website is pretty much a clone of SoJob which has already been determined to be a scam. Didijob does not seem any different. The website is of low-quality and the content makes no sense. Didijob states that it is a ‘decentralized job’ platform, which is not true at all because everything on it is controlled by Didijob.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 9th September 2020. The registrant’s details such as name, location and contact details have been hidden for privacy.
The website contains a list of activities that can be performed by users for earning. Just like SoJob, these tasks are in fact mostly promotion for Didijob itself. Even if they were real, such tasks constitute click fraud and are considered illegal. Secondly, such kinds of jobs pay very little and nowhere near what Didijob claims to pay for performing them. This list of ‘tasks’ includes inviting others into the platform, which is the first sign that Didijob is a pyramid scheme.
There are several other signs on the website that Didijob might simply be a pyramid scheme. Firstly, users cannot earn on the platform without paying for a package or inviting at least 10 people to sign up. Therefore, it is mandatory to make a payment of at least ₹1,299 before you can start earning. Legitimate companies do not require payment to start working with them. It should also be noted that payments are done using cryptocurrency. These transactions are anonymous and cannot be reversed, which would make refunds impossible.
There is an obvious incentive to invite as many people as possible and build an enormous downline, as users can earn up to 99.9% more by inviting others than if they completed tasks alone. Therefore, it is clear that the entire focus of Didijob is to recruit more and more people into the platform to purchase VIP packages, rather than actually completing tasks.
There are no proper contact details given by Didijob. It is stated on the website that you can contact them through their ‘online customer service’ (which is simply an online form), their Telegram group, through email or by contacting your upline. The email ID provided was found to be fake and there is no phone number or address given.
There are no reviews available for Didijobs on reputed websites like Scamadviser and TrustPilot. However, there are numerous reviews available or the Didijob app in the Google Play store. While most of the reviews are positive, filtering the negative reviews reveals that one of the first ‘tasks’ in the app is to leave a review in the app store. Therefore, these reviews are technically fake as they are monetarily incentivized. Other reviews rightly point out the absurdity of having to pay before you can earn, as it is one of the most obvious signs of a job scam.
It seems quite obvious that Didijob is a scam. There is a heavy emphasis on inviting referrals to purchase packages in order to maximise earnings. Such incentives ring loud alarm bells that Didijob is a pyramid scheme. Though reviewers say they have received payouts, this does not mean Didijob is not a scam. The payouts can stop at any time and it is mandatory to purchase a package before you can start doing the ‘tasks’. The tasks themselves are mainly self-promotion for Didijob.
The website is of low-quality and the content does not provide any clear information about how Didijob can afford high payouts for menial tasks. The payments are done using cryptocurrency and there is no information about who is running the platform. There is no phone number or address provided and the email ID given is fake. Didijob’s management is completely anonymous as they only communicate via Telegram.
Didijob has a high rating on Google Play store, but reviewers have stated that it is compulsory to leave a review on the app store as it is one of the first tasks given to users. The other tasks given are things such as clicking links and watching videos. These tasks pay very little on other platforms and are also considered as click fraud.
It is advisable to avoid signing up on Didijob, as it does not seem to be a genuine job platform. All the facts suggest that Didijob is a pyramid scheme pretending to be a digital marketing platform.
Remember: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
If you have been a victim of an employment scam, you can take the following steps:
- Lodge a complaint at the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal
- Lodge a complaint with PayTM on Twitter, Customer Care or through the app, UPI app such as Google Pay or the Bank with which the company has an account.
- Report the website to Google using the Suspicious Site Reporter extension for Chrome
- Give a low rating to the website on Web of Trust. You can also install their extension for the same.
- File a complaint with the Indian Consumer Complaints Forum
- Write a review on websites such as MouthShut, Scamadviser and TrustPilot.
- Block all numbers of the scammers on TrueCaller, mentioning the words Fake, Fraud or Scam in the name.
- If the company has a listing on Google My Business or Google Maps, file a complaint using the Business Redressal Complaint Form. Also, leave a negative review explaining what kind of experience you had.
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