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Is eBooksFilling Fake or Real?
Why is eBooksFilling Fake?
eBooksFilling is a website that claims to be a platform where users can earn by doing typing jobs. The website is very poorly made and is full of spelling and grammar errors. For a company that claims to provide typing and proofreading services, it is surprising that the website content would be so bad. It does not look professional at all. eBooksFilling is also constantly trying to assert that it is genuine and not a fraud.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 10th July 2020 in Michigan, USA. However, the website is claiming in multiple places that it has been active for more than 2 years. This is clearly a lie.
The platform has only been active for 47 days but claims to have 37,400 members. It would mean that roughly 795 new members are joining daily. This sounds unbelievable and seems to be another lie.
eBooksFilling claims to be ISO certified but there is no certification number given to verify this claim. Therefore, this seems to be another lie.
The website displays a list of layouts to portray that it is genuine. However, this list is from 3 days before the website name was even registered, exposing this as another lie.
It is not mentioned anywhere on the home page that signing up on the platform is not free. However, the FAQs page mentions that users have to pay a ‘refundable deposit’ in order to register on eBooksFilling. This is a string sign that eBooksFilling is a scam, as I have reviewed several websites on this blog such as Home Job Experts, BPO Projects India and many more which also ask for a deposit and provide nothing in return.
The company claims to have offices in New York and Bengaluru, but no address has been given for either. There is no phone number provided. The only way to contact them is though an email ID which was found to be inactive when tested. Therefore, the contact information given is all fake too.
There is only one user review available for eBooksFilling available, which is on Voxya. The person has claimed that she paid the deposit amount but her account did not get activated and there is no response from the company. This pretty much proves that eBooksFilling is a fake job scam.
It is glaringly obvious that eBooksFilling is a scam. Not a single piece of information on the website is genuine. Not only is it badly-designed and full of language errors, it is filled with lies.
They claim that the platform has been active for two years, even though the website name was registered only in July 2020. The website has a fake ISO certification logo, fake number of registered users and a fake list of payouts. The only contact method given is email, but the email ID is fake.
Much like other fake typing job scams, eBooksFilling asks for a ‘refundable deposit’ to register on the platform. Once this deposit has been paid, there is no response from the company. It is advisable to avoid registering on eBooksFilling, as it is clearly a scam.
Genuine companies don’t ask for payment from employees or freelancers as their fees are deducted from the earning themselves. If any company or recruiter asks you to pay before you can earn, it is most likely a scam.
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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