Beware of Scams (Phonecalls, WeChat Scams, and Others!)
We would like to take a moment to remind all to be extra cautious when it comes to possible SCAMS!
We have received reports from several Baratora members receiving unusual messages.
This is a reminder that scams are everywhere. When it comes to deals that involve money matters, use your common sense.
It might be a scam if:
- it seems too good to be true
- someone you don’t know contacts you unexpectedly
- you suspect you’re not dealing with a real company
- you’ve been asked to transfer money quickly
- you’ve been asked to pay in an unusual way – for example, or through a transfer service like MoneyGram or Western Union, etc.
- you’ve been asked to give away personal information
- you haven’t had written confirmation of what’s been agreed
Additionally, remember to protect your personal information such as your address and your immigration documents, such as your passport and visa.
This information should only be shared under very specific circumstances (for example, at the airport upon arrival, or to an HR department for an on campus or off campus job).
Be very cautious, and please remember to talk to us if you are unsure whether you should share any of this information with anyone.
Most importantly, Baratora takes pride of protecting our customers’ data and privacy very seriously.
Baratora WeChat accounts have the following official WeChat IDs:
Be extra careful when you deal with someone who might be using our profile pictures. Fake accounts are easy to create. We strongly condemn the use of our logo and brand name Baratora to scam people.