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Mara Hiyo Hiyo Undercover: Penjob.org article writing scam exposed!

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Nowadays, many Kenyans are quitting the traditional 8 to 5 jobs for freelancing online. One sure thing about working online is that you are your own boss and can determine how much you earn! This being said, one can make a living by just working online. This green pasture has led to many ONLINE MONEY MAKING and GET RICH SCAMS which are meant to defraud honest and hardworking online writers.

I have been writing articles online since 11 September 2012 and gone through ups and downs. I have met many fraudsters online; some who never even paid for my hard work. I joined penjob.org/ a year ago but did my first job last month. I wrote a 1000 words article on the topic they gave me and was to earn $ 10. The article was approved in less than 48 hours and $ 7.30 paid to my account instead of the supposed $ 10

I was okay with that thinking they charge $ 2.70 as commission but I was wrong. I decided to withdraw the $ 7.30 into my PayPal account without success, that’s when I realized that I was scammed. After clicking the request withdraw button, a message popped-up saying “Minimum Withdraw is 1000$, please Earn more to Withdraw!” I got shocked that I needed to make approximately Ksh. 100,000 in order to withdraw. This made me realize that they don’t pay writers even after making $ 1000. See the screenshot of my penjob.org account below.

My penjob.org screenshot
My penjob.org screenshot

Penjob.org has two account memberships i.e. Standard and Premium accounts. They claim to pay a standard writer $ 10 and a premium writer $ 20 per 1000 words article as they boast of having more than 10,000 writers in their database. Upgrading from standard to premium is $ 50.

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I had to seek other writer’s opinion about penjob.org and confirmed my fears that the so-called US Freelance Writing Company is a scam. As a matter of fact the website is not even hosted in the United States but in India. I also realized the low-level English and grammatical errors all over the site. Since then I have been trying to login into my account but they have already blocked me. For now just keep off penjob.org!

Read Customer Responses, Reviews and Complains below.

Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints

Average Rating for ” PenJob Reviews ” is 2.75 out of 5 based on 8 reviews.
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Khan says:
October 24th, 2015 at 11:10 am
This site is scam. They are fraud. I am premium user with them and they are not paying me. Even not giving me reply. Stop investing in this site. Stay away!!
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• Joseph says:
October 14th, 2015 at 1:55 am
Kindly advice me! I registered with this site as a writer, but I am suspicious it is a scam site and I stopped writing. I need to confirm from you if it is a genuine site. shabnam khan please advise me…
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david USA says:
October 23rd, 2015 at 1:12 pm
it is good website, paying to many people, you can trust and work for penjob
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shabnam khan says:
October 6th, 2015 at 3:26 am
yes, i received my earnings in my paypal account 2873$
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Khan says:
October 7th, 2015 at 2:51 pm
Penjob told me that you will be paid on 10th Sep 2015 but still no money after one month. Dont know whats their policy?
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indian writer says:
September 21st, 2015 at 9:32 am
Good Company, i got paid today
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Khan says:
October 7th, 2015 at 2:52 pm
How much amount? I am not paid
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lawrence says:
September 21st, 2015 at 2:23 am
this is a scam, i have written more than 100 Article with $95 in my account but still i cant withdraw.
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edwin says:
October 6th, 2015 at 3:40 am
But they pay minimum 1000$, they do not pay 95$, i feel, you are joking
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shadab khan says:
August 30th, 2015 at 8:23 am
Good Company, really paying
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Nuru says:
October 6th, 2015 at 3:16 am
Its a scam and you get paid ever. I have written for them but they have never paid me my $540.
Khan says:
September 11th, 2015 at 9:21 am
Have you received payment? They told me i will get paid on 10th sep but today is 11 sep and still not paid.
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gijoe says:
August 29th, 2015 at 5:00 am
this site is confusing. I have friends who paid for the premium and for two months they have never been paid. One was told payment is 1st of every month, the other one 10th of every month and the other one 30th of every month. i have suspisions.
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Nuru says:
October 6th, 2015 at 3:17 am
Its true…the site is nothing but a scam…no one should ever write from that site eveeeerrrr!!!!
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gijoe says:
August 29th, 2015 at 4:56 am
this site is a scam
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Khan says:
August 20th, 2015 at 9:35 am
Do they pay?

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2 thoughts on “Mara Hiyo Hiyo Undercover: Penjob.org article writing scam exposed!

  1. I was charged $60 instead of $50, when I wanted too premium, but I decided to let it go. However, they still didn’t approve my pay, and returned me to the scratch like a new user, after going premium. Then I realised I had been scammed.
    I fear they use your private details and passport details for other shady work. Which writing company asks for your international passport?!

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