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Important Notice: Scammers Misusing Markovate’s Name For Fraudulent Activities – Stay Informed

Originally Published on March 2024, Updated on May 2024

Protecting Our Community

We’ve been made aware that a few scam websites are falsely using our company name to deceive people. Please be aware that these fraudulent sites are in no way affiliated to us. We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

These websites are designed to deceive users into believing they are interacting with our legitimate company website, when in fact it is being used to perpetrate fraudulent activities, including but not limited to cryptocurrency scams and offering fake job positions under our company name.

What You Need to Know

  • No Association: The scam websites and fraudulent job offers are not associated with Markovate in any way.
  • Official Website: Our official website is https://markovate.com/. Always ensure you are on this site when interacting with us online.
  • Verified Communication: We do not and have never communicated via WhatsApp. All official communications from us will come from our verified email addresses and phone numbers. If you receive a suspicious message, please verify its authenticity by contacting us directly.

March 2024 Update

The first scam incident was reported in March 2024. Scammers contacted multiple victims using phone numbers with country codes from Italy, Belgium, and Bangladesh. They claimed to be recruiting part-time remote workers for data optimization and ASO tasks for Markovate’s apps. The fraudsters misled victims into believing they were working for Markovate, but instead, they were tricked into providing personal information and, in some cases, making upfront payments for non-existent opportunities.

For your reference, we have attached screenshots of emails and messages from conversations between the victims and scammers, reported to us:
Contact Us: If you are unsure about any communication claiming to be from us, contact us at info at markovate dot com.

April 2024 Update

In April 2024, we received further reports from victims of the ongoing scam. The victims shared screenshots of a fake authorization letter displayed on the fraudulent platform markovate-apps.work. This letter falsely claimed that the platform had been certified by Markovate for a six-year period, from January 2022 to December 2027. According to the letter, markovate-apps.work was authorized to promote, advertise, sell, exhibit, and provide all sales services for Markovate’s apps. This deceptive document was used to bolster the scammers’ credibility and lure more victims into their scheme.

We have attached the screenshot of this fake authorization letter along with the image of their platform:
Report Suspicious Activity: Report any suspicious websites or communications to the appropriate authorities.

May 2024 Update

In May 2024, the scam scenarios continued to proliferate. We received numerous complaints about scammers using phone numbers from countries like the UAE. These fraudsters shared detailed job descriptions, responsibilities, and salary information, posing as legitimate recruiters for data optimization roles at Markovate. By providing seemingly authentic job offers, they further deceived individuals into believing they were engaging in genuine employment opportunities with our company.

June 2024 Update

In June 2024, we encountered another troubling instance of fraud targeting job seekers. A victim reported being approached via WhatsApp with an enticing offer for a part-time job. The scammers sent a message detailing the job opportunity, which appeared legitimate at first glance. They provided a URL, usa.markovate.org, and an invitation code for registration.

The victim noted that the registration process included terms and conditions which they never accepted. Additionally, the scammers offered various deposit rewards, which further complicated the situation and heightened the deceit. These fraudulent activities continue to pose significant risks to job seekers, and we urge everyone to exercise caution and verify the authenticity of such offers before proceeding with any personal or financial information.

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Steps We Are Taking

We are actively working with authorities to shut down the fraudulent website and protect our community. Your safety and trust are our top priorities, and we are committed to resolving this issue as swiftly as possible. We sincerely apologize if you have been affected by this scam. Thank you for your cooperation.