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There has been a major scam popping up recently. No, I am not saying that Leapforce is a scam.

Leapforce or Appen is not a scam. Please note that Leapforce and Appen are same now. They have been acquired by Appen Global. So when I say, Leapforce, it would mean Appen and vice versa.

But there are some scamsters trying to take advantage of people who have signed up with Leapforce and are yet to hear back from them.

They are also trying to take advantage of people who have failed the Leapforce qualification test on their first attempt.

Here is how the scamters are trying to rip off money from people.

1) They make fake Facebook accounts and ping people with the offer of job, saying guaranteed income of at least Rs 20-30,000 or $500-$1000 (they will adjust the currency according to your country) a month working for Leapforce ( and other companies).

No profile picture, English names, very few friends, etc, are the indicators of a fake Facebook profiles. 

2) They will ask for your referral IDs (in case you are actively working for Leapforce) so that they can put it in their websites and make affiliate commissions.

3) They will take money from you beforehand, before the Leapforce qualification exam even starts and may simply disappear, without ever getting back to you.

4) They may even claim that they are from Leapforce or Appen

5) They will post job openings in various work from home Facebook  groups and will ask you to come to Google Hangouts for pre-interview.

6) They will then ask for your personal details like – bank account details, card numbers, Social Security Numbers (SSNs) and so on.


Leapforce will only coctact you from email addresses like these –

         xyz… { xyz… meaning anything like support, agent, etc }

But they will never ever ping you in Facebook.

So whenever you see such pings on your Facebook messenger, please let me know. I will take this up with Leapforce and try and track them down, if possible.


I fucking hate scammers, liers and cheaters. They are fucking scum in the face of this planet!


What is hurting me even more is that, they most likely are Indians.


Why you shouldn’t fall for this trap?


1) If you’ve been waiting for the last 2-3 months to hear back from Leapforce, I got a bad news for you. The wait time can be anywhere from 1-6 months. You can check the status of your application here –


On the top of the right hand side, there is a check application status link, below Enrol Now button.

If you don’t hear back from them in 6 months, you can re-apply again with the same gmail.


2) You may lose thousands in this stupid scam. They will take money from you and may never get back to you.

3) The test questions are updated and changed in every exam. So even if they have the answers, there is no guarantee that you will get the same questions as they did. And hence you will fail plus lose your money if you pay them. Another lose-lose situation here. 

4) If you can’t crack the Leapforce Qualification Test, then you are not meant for this job. Even if you somehow get into it, say by paying these scums, you will be kicked out in few weeks’ time. 


Because Leapforce needs high quality works. And to do a high quality work, you need to have an aptitude level of at least cracking the qualification test.

When you can’t even crack the exam, you won’t do high quality works. And I can bet my life to it, that you will be kicked out of Leapforce in weeks.

5) Lastly, it is about integrity and being a man( or a woman). It is about being truthful and honest. 

Would you be glad to work at something knowing that you cheated your way in to it?

Would you want to appear for few days and disappear again from Leapforce, because you will most likely be kicked out for quality issues?

Cheating only cheats you and no one else.


What you should do when you come across it?


Please comment below  and give me as much details as possible. I will make sure that actions are taken against them. I will take this up with Leapforce.


Edit Sept 25th 2018.

This email is a scam. A reader posted below saying that he was contacted by this person.

Notice that email, it ends with “”

I spoke to that person in gmail, that’s where he apparently hangs out, and he was claiming to be Barry Ames and from Leapforce. He is not.

Leapforce/Appen don’t do recruitment in Google Hangout or via Facebook groups

And Leapforce’s email will always end with “” Its also a bit confusing, because it is not just “” but “@leapforce at home .com” without spaces of course.

And regarding exam, they will always contact you via this email –


27th Nov 2018 Update – 

Leapforce was acquired by Appen towards the end of last year. Since then, their website url has been changed to “” and they are no longer called “Leapforce”

The website has the big bold “APPEN” on it and its logo.

And most importantly, their official email, no longer ends with “…” as mentioned above.

Now it looks something like this –


So any official email communications regarding working with Leapforce/Appen would come from email ending with “…”


Also they don’t require any investment or upfront payment for equipment or anything of that sort. And they don’t ask for money in the form of Google Pay, iTunes card or anything of that sort.

Please don’t be scammed and do report the scammers, their emails, Facebook links, etc via comments below. 

Let us help one another.


Where you should apply?


You should directly go to their official website here and apply for the available positions. Here is their official website link – 

Leapforce/Appen Sign Up



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  1. Cindy

    This showed on my Facebook timeline this morning…

    Mandy Christycool
    50 mins
    Data Entry And PayrollLeapforceCenterville, UT, US
    Text 770•800•3203
    NOW HIRING… Its $15hourly
    Telephone Data Collectors /Customer Service Operators
    Job Type: Work From Home
    training is provided. Full time or part time positions available.
    Paid weekly
    Benefits are provided.
    Serious inquires only
    Send me a message for more details

    1. Avi

      I found that exact post on Facebook as well. I have looked through the Email address and I’ve noticed that it ends with “” rather than the company’s name itself. I dug a little deeper so she able to contact the “HR manager from Kirkland, WA” and sent me a welcoming email…. Only thing that I’ve noticed completely weird in the email was that the writing format did not look professional (“i” instead of “I,” spaces between the ending of a sentence and a period), and if it were an HR Manager, wouldn’t someone recruiting want to add their email & contact number?

    2. Miley

      Yes that person too name Mandy Christycool, will pd/dm you & always say hold on. Just recently she stated that (2 of her family Member Died)… No Fancy of Making Up Stories & Can’t View Her Profile… People Around the World Watch Out Like Don’t Get Skimmed From Your Hard Earn Money…!!!

  2. Yudis P Castillo Rodriguez

    Yes. This is a scam. Check on facebook on David Danny. She claim to pay people 35 dollars an hour to people to do some work on some computer software. Then she want you to have an interview on hangouts. this is the email

    1. Sam

      Thanks for letting us know

  3. Robbie

    someone just tried to recruit me last night from Facebook. The name is
    “Mandy christycool”.
    wanted me to buy a gift card before proceeding. Is there a way I can post “her” photo here?

    1. Sam

      I will post her photo. Thanks for sending.

  4. Sarah

    Thanks for putting this out! This morning, I received a Facebook message from a profile, “Marley Ricch,” claiming to have a data entry work-from-home job. The email used to communicate with me on hangouts from this person is: They did ask me for a lot of personal details and I saw a lot of red flags.

    1. Sam

      Thanks for informing us.

  5. Makenzie Nulf

    This guy named Randy Patterson was recruiting people on facebook, when I asked what company he said Leapforce. After doing research, I believed it was real so I asked where I could apply. Instead of applying he told me he would send me to a interview agent on viber and gave me a code. I’m confused because he isnt asking for money or information and his account is real on facebook. Is this still a scam?

    1. Sam

      Yes it is a scam ! You can apply in their official website here. They don’t do recruiting on Facebook.

      1. Guinevah

        scam I think it was on fb they were asking for my accoun info and my banks routing #

  6. Loni

    I have plenty of pictures of the conversation in Google hangouts and fb messenger….when I came down to personal information I stopped responding. If you want them let me know! Thanks for the tip!

      1. Mona

        I was contacted thru facebook by a woman , then sent over to messenger and was hired on the spot. They sent me checks from wells fargo and told me to write a check and deposit it into my checking account for $3000. I questioned the guy about this and his answers and everything are broken English. I asked why I can’t just pay for what I need with the checks they sent me. He said no to deposit the check into my own account. I had asked someone about this earlier but never heard anything. I tried contacting wells fargo about the checks but they wouldn’t tell me anything. So I’m pretty sure it’s a scam but want to hear it from someone and nail them for it! I’m hoping you can help and I hear back from you.

        1. Sam

          Its a scam ! Stay away.

  7. Karina

    So im literally in an interview right now. Im in a group called work from home on fb and pol post jobs ect. 2 ppl have told me about this job but ithought it was a scam. Then since i kept on seeing them posting and people interested ithought about giving it a chance. So the girl connected me to google hangout with some guy who is the supervisor she said. Her fb name is jean gidley the other poster onthe group is called Adena Refareal. The “supervisor” is called he just now asked me for personal info wich I will not provide. Very sad that these work from home jobs are always scams.

  8. Annie

    Like Kelli, I responded to a facebook post all it says is Agency Leapforce and signs of with Appen. I received a reply inquiring if I am a US Citizen, my full name and the available position is payroll officer assistant. Got another reply gave me an entry ID#ASR88741321 and to add my online supervisor 1 585 902 8401on WhatsApp so that I’ll start the online interview questions and training after I’m approved

  9. Kyare

    There is many people posting with the @gmail on Facebook saying they are from leapforce and hiring for data entry.
    Chloe Anderson supposedly from Australia has been posting a ton with this scam. I took a screenshot but I cannot post it here.

  10. Stve

    How to start working for leapforce….link please admin…as there on Google there so many leapforce /appen claimers

  11. Shannon Bunner

    I think I’ve been scammed today from a person recruiting people on facebook his name is David Bruce with a Gmail account how to stop him he has some of my personal information.

    1. Sam Narzary

      This is tough to give you an advice on. May be play along with him and try and rectify (give false info) about your personal details.

      I really don’t know to be honest. Consider reporting this to police.

  12. Dani

    Same thing just happened to me. Same score, same info and same way of interaction. Huge red flags. I played along for a while but thankfully I have a great bank who called right away and blocked all activities that were being flagged on their end. So furious but glad I stopped ontime and did not go any further into details with this “Mr Howard.”

    1. Miley

      How your bank notify you.? You don’t mind me asking.? My Bank is Pretty Weird in A Way… thank you…

  13. Rebecca shumaker

    There is an offer of a leapforce job on a local sales site , the girl says her name is jenn lynn , how do I know if this is legitimate ?

    1. Sam Narzary

      Leapforce as a company no longer exists. It has been acquired by Appen and rebranded as Appen. I would recommend you to apply directly here –

      Other way to verify that they are real is to see their email with which they would communicate with you. If their email ends with … or something similar they are real. If their email is or anything in general, they are scammers.

      And Appen don’t asks for money or any personal details.

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