Hi, and welcome to my review of the Online Flex Job website.
I came across this site while looking at different work-at-home gigs. And unfortunately, I found that the OnlineFlexJob website does NOT offer legitimate home jobs.
Instead, the site pretends to hook you up with flexible “processor” jobs. But these aren’t real jobs. The whole thing is really about selling you an anti-virus software subscription.
Read on for my complete review.
Online Flex Job Review
The Online Flex Job website says it’s all about helping you find work from home jobs. Apparently, these are flexible part-time or full-time “processor” jobs that are available to people in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
In other words, they claim to be an online job agency of sorts. Where they connect you with high paying jobs from fortune 500 companies that need remote workers.
The site says that anyone can “apply” for these positions. And that there’s absolutely no out-of-pocket expenses for you. You just fill out the application and follow the steps to get access to the “Job Training Centre”. And from there, choose the jobs you want.
Sounds cool. But unfortunately, none of this is true.
How do I know this?
Because first of all, there’s no such thing as a “processor job”.
This is just something these people made up. It’s a completely fake job description. These are not real jobs and no fortune 500 companies (anywhere) offer these. Period.
I wrote an article exposing a similar type of fake job known as worksheet processing, which you may find helpful if you want to learn more.
Second of all, there are out-of-pocket expenses.
In order to complete your “application” and get access to these “jobs”, you need to purchase an anti-virus software. You simply cannot proceed without doing so.
They say they’ll reimburse you for this, but I very much doubt they will.
Think about it. This site is offering you a fake job to begin with, for the purpose of making a quick buck off of you. So the chances of this happening are virtually non-existent.
Not to mention, I’ve come across similar sites like NorthAmeriCorp which promised to pay people back after buying a subscription. That site is now defunct. And based on my research, nobody got paid a cent.
In any case, Online Flex Job is really about selling you the an anti-virus software they’re affiliated with. That is what this whole thing is really about.
Who’s Behind This Site?
The website provides zero information about who’s running the show.
I checked every page on the site, and nowhere is there any information about the company or who owns the site. No name, phone number, address…. nothing.
I also checked the who.is database and the domain (onlineflexjob.com) was registered anonymously in 2015.
This is very strange. I mean, this is a site that claims to be partnering with fortunate 500 companies and providing 840,000 people with real home based jobs.
Yet they don’t even tell you who they are?
Come on. Anyone could have put this site together and simply made all of this stuff up.
How It Really Works
The way this site really works is both clever and unethical.
In a nutshell, the site pretends to give you access to a real online job, when the real agenda is to sell you something. So that whoever’s running this site can make a quick buck at your expense.
That about sums it up.
But if you’re anything like me, you want to know more. So in the next section, I’ll elaborate on this to show you exactly how it works.
It all starts with the “bait” that lures you into visiting the Online Flex Job website. And there’s a few different types of bait they use.
One of the main types of bait is an online advertisement like this one:
As you can see, this “job advertisement” leads you to believe you can earn $23 per hour sharing your opinion. It also claims to be the #1 online job, which is complete nonsense.
Another way they lure people into the site, is by sending you an email about an exciting work from home job. Which is typically outright spam and full of misleading information.
Another way is through fake job sites like American Online Jobs. I reviewed this site a while back and basically, it prompts you to signup to Online Flex Job as part of the “job application process”. So it’s probably run by the same people.
Anyways, however they “bait” you into visiting the site, if you take that bait, you will end up on a page that looks something like this:
As you can see, the site says you can get started in 3 steps:
- Create your “processing file”.
- Pick your jobs.
- Start working.
Sounds simple enough, right?
And at a glance, you might think this looks like a legit way to land a job.
But when you click on the “submit your application” button and visit the next page, the scam starts to become more obvious.
On the “certification page”, you are told that your job application is being reviewed by the team. And that you need to complete the next steps in order to get started:
As you can see from the screenshot above, the next steps are:
- Purchase their recommended anti-virus software
- Email the company your receipt
- They email you back your login details to the “Job Training Center”
Why would you need to buy an anti-virus subscription?
Good question! And here’s the reason they give you:
We cannot work with anyone who is careless with sensitive data such as financial records. To insure that this is not the case, you must have a high quality anti-virus software installed on the computer you will use for work.www.onlineflexjob.com/certification.html
I’ll admit, that does sound somewhat reasonable. But this is not the real reason they want you to buy the security software.
Think about it. If they really did care about your security as they say, they’d allow you to signup with ANY reputable internet security software company.
Instead, they insist that you buy the software they are promoting, through their affiliate link. Because if you click on that link and purchase that software, they earn a commission off of you. That’s their real agenda here.
Not to mention, if you really were going to be handling “sensitive data such as financial records”, there’d be a stringent screening process in place for every applicant.
You sure as hell wouldn’t just automatically qualify to process sensitive financial documents, because you bought an ant-virus subscription (lol).
That is absolutely ridiculous when you think about it.
In any case, if you do buy, you will find out the hard way that you do not get your money back, you do not get access to a “Job Training Center” and the jobs aren’t real. Because the whole thing is fake.
Online Flex Job is a scam in my opinion.
This site appears to give you access to a real work from home job. When in reality, it’s all about selling you an anti-virus software subscription you probably don’t need.
The job description of “processor” is completely fake too. Nobody is really making money this way, this is just something they made up.
There’s nothing wrong with promoting an anti-virus subscription as an affiliate, which is what they’re essentially doing. I do affiliate marketing myself. As long as you are promoting a legitimate product in an ethical manner, good and well.
But that’s not what is happening here. Whoever is doing this, is clearly manipulating people into buying in the hopes it will lead to employment. Which is very unethical.
All these people care about is making a quick buck at the expense of unsuspecting people who are just looking for an honest work from home job.
So I obviously won’t be recommending this.