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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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This Post Has 140 Comments

  1. Kelli

    I responded to a Facebook post by an Elani Diaz who connected me to google hangout to go back and forth in the “interview” process via messaging with a Robert L Cohen. He said I scored a 91 on the interview and then said that he needed the following information to register me. My bank account name, phone, number and routing number as well as my login for the bank!!! Huge RED flags. I told him I would have to get back to him as I do not feel comfortable providing that information. He told me “Rest Assured” that this is not a scam and that this is a credit company. After I declined to provide him any more information I received a Facebook message from Elani asking how the interview went and why I wouldn’t give him the information and that she would never work for a company that scams people! Needless to say her post was removed and it turns out her Facebook was hacked!

  2. Crystal

    I was messaged on fb for this job by a lady named “Jennifer” who said “Hello, This is an online and work from home job the working hours are
    flexible and you can chose to work from anywhere of your choice,the pay
    is $25 per hour training is $15per hour and you will be getting payed bi weekly
    via direct deposit and the maximum amount you can work a week is 45 hours.” She moved on to say she wanted to schedule me an interview via google hangouts. Glad I found this writeup!

  3. Carol West

    I had collinswendy32@gmail send me the following to me…

    It nice having you here ma’am
    Welcome to the company, i believe that you are ready for the job
    briefing/interview. As we proceed further with the briefing and
    interview, you will get to know more about the opening position.


    I am Wendy Collins the Hiring manager to the firm Leapforce Inc am here to brief and interview you more about the opening position

    I’m ready

    Just follow the briefing and you can ask questions when i am through. Let me
    know when you have finished reading and understanding every line. You will be allowed to ask questions later.With each line just respond
    an Okay


    This is an online and work from home job the working hours are flexible and you can chose to work from anywhere of your choice,the pay
    is $25 per hour and you will be getting payed bi weekly via direct deposit or credit card and the maximum amount you can work a week is 45 hours.if you are employed you are going to be working as a full employee and not an independent contractor.
    I believe working from home will not be a problem for you ?


    I am going to ask you few questions now are you ready.


    Are you currently employed?


    How did you get your previous jobs?

    Applied and interviewed
    I have an associates deree

    What were your main responsibilities? Achievements?

    Purchasing/Planning Manager

    have you been in the military before?

    Inventory Control Management

    What type of jobs have you had?

    Office Manager
    Purchasing Manager

    Are you willing to work flexible or long hour?


    Do you have a check printing experience


    I dont have a printer

    Are you seeking a Full time or Part time Position?

    Full Time

    Do you operate with any financial institution Credit Cards or any active debit cards ?


    If you are been hired your mode of payment is via direct deposit is that okay by you?


    What bank do you operate with

    I will open an account


    Tell Us why you feel you are the right person for this Job?

    My work ethics speak for them self. I have been in a management position for over 17 years. I can provide you however many references you need.

    okay good

    How would you like to be Paid ? Weekly Or Bi-
    Weekly /Direct deposit

    I would prefer weekly but either way will be fine.

    I need you to provide me with quick to these few questions:
    *Are you a US. Citizen?
    *Are you clean from felony?
    *Any clear experience on job?

    I am a US citizen
    No felonies

    Okay good

    I can send you my resume now

    what is your mobile phone carrier ? and is it ( PostPaid / Prepaid)

    It’s prepaid and its AT&T

    Here are the software’s you will need to start with training before start working with Myob business essentials software 2017, US Patent Single Users Pack simply accounting 2017, 4.5 HD Upgrade,9.0,Microsoft Office XP 2017 Standard Upgrade, Peachtree Premium Accounting 2017 with a brand new laptop

    Ok, I don’t have the funds to buy this stuff

    Okay the company will be providing you the funds to get the software


    You will be Getting the tools and laptop from the regular vendor the company have been using for years now


    The vendor will be sending them and will be delivered to your home address Via
    FedEx or UPS

    I am leaving tomorrow morning to Arkansas to get the rest of my belongings but I will be back home Sunday by noon.


    I need you to hold on online
    because i need to forward our conversation to the Head Dept to enable them see if you are committed and good for this job.I need you to hold back online.


    Hello… I am back now and your consideration stand is available now on my desk. Are you ready to know your stand ?


    You scored (91%)on the question’s answered and for your consideration stand.. You’ve just been confirmed qualified for the position.

    Thank You

    The entire Board of Directors welcome you to Leapforce inc Myself and the entire Board of Directors welcome you to Leapforce inc

    You will work 40 hours in a week, is that okay with you?
    You will be receiving your duties online everyday and i will always be online to assist you with any difficulties

    Yes 40 hrs a week will be good

    I look forward to moving forward

    Our full range of benefits includes the following: Medical, dental, vision insurance Life, accidental death and dismemberment, short-term and long-term disability insurance Paid time off and holidays Retirement planning and savings options should all this include your kids,family or you alone..?

    Just me

    IS this a W2 position or 1099


    You would be eligible to Benefits after 6 weeks of with the company, Benefits offered are Health Insurance / Vacations / Bonuses

    That’s fine

    Due to your level of experience and communication skills, the company has decided to give you a chance for you to work for the company and will like to see your Diligence, Charisma, Commitment towards this job. Congratulations!

    I look forward to it

    Well Your info’s has been enlisted and updated…Congratulations you are welcome !!!

    What are the next steps

    That will be all on the interview and consideration..All we need from you is good work and will enjoy every moment working with us and i want you to get back to me 8am at your Time for Updates ok???

    Ok that is not a problem.

    The company is here to offer you with a job that will benefit you and your family for good i do understand how you feel about this but i want you to know you are save with this company be calm and feel free ok.

    When will I receive the laptop and needed software?

    Probably by next week


    Is this a W2 position or a 1099 position


    Ok thank you

    Yea so you have to open an account now
    Will you be able to sign up for a credit card

    I can open an account tomorrow but I won’t use a credit card

    I meant can you apply for a credit card
    Is your credit score up too 650

    No it is a 530. I went through a divorce three years ago and I am trying to fix my credit

    Oh okay

    So what bank account are you opening

    I don’t do credit cards. If you want me to have one then you will need to send me one.
    I’m not sure yet

    What difference does that make?

    You can open either chase,Wells Fargo’s,USAA or Bank of America
    Open at least two

    Why does it matter.

    I am not willing to use my personal account for business purposes

    Just letting you know the best you can open dear

    Direct deposit works anywhere
    I am 50 years old and very familiar with the banking systems

    I know that
    But that has been part of our most reliable banks


    1. Sam Narzary

      Woow ! What the heck !

      So, sorry you had to go through this hell. Glad you found this article.

      And thank you for sharing @ Carol.

  4. Donna

    I have been contacted for a couple weeks now on google hangouts from a Scot Lukas. He is now wanting me to give him my banking account information – he is representing LeapForce. Of course Im not giving him that info and I have deleted Google Hangouts from my phone. What a joke!

  5. Shirley
    This is the email i was sent and talkes to a lady on google hangout named Hannah Owen she said she was a hiring manager for leapforce and the accountant name Jennifer Larkin they had deposited 1950.00 in my account and i was instructed to get google play cards and send rest to a vendor from walmart 2 walmart well my bank called and said the check bounced from a closed account and now i got to pay my bank bac. I was scammed am i right.

    1. Sam Narzary

      Did you send them money via Google Play cards? If you did, yes you were scammed unfortunately.

      They will never deposit money and try to take it out back.

      1. Shirley

        Yes i did they supposedly deposited it and my bank called me and saod the check theu sent to my account had bounced from a closed account and now Hannah owen the one who scammed me will not stop messaging me fron Google hangout i even told her to leave me alone

        1. Sam Narzary

          Stop using Google hangouts, BLOCK her and report to police if possible. I am sorry you got to go through it.

  6. Christina

    I was contacted via Google Hangouts with the email address of and unfortunately I wasted $60 on Amazon gift cards for a G1 tracker (after responding to a Facebook ad for jobs hiring). I was hired to work for Leapforce Inc and told that I would be an employee not a contractor. I even gave out personal information not realizing I can be scammed. I’m such an idiot but I’m hoping nothing major happens.

    1. Sam Narzary

      Aahhhh… sorry to hear that. please report them to police if possible. Identity theft can be pretty dangerous in USA.

  7. suzi

    I am enrolled in (babysitting app) and someone with the Name Barry Ames messaged me and told me to email them with the email so i could coordinate with them to babysit their children, i had a weird feeling about the odd email and just randomly decided to google it. Im glad i did, i knew the pay was too good to be true. lol.
    P.S- their account on was removed before i could even reply back.

  8. david dawson

    my name is David Dawson my email address is i was offered through a friend who knew this lady and was given a code to reach her. she was using the name Megan Bjerke at she gave me 16 easy questions to answer and when i did she welcome me aboard on behalf of leap force and her. her questions to me were short and misleading plus very vague. she asked for $100.00 in google play cards for equipment and it would be shipped directly to my house. i was very concerned about this but was assured by my friend she on the up and up. i asked her if there were any more fees and was told no and once i got the $100.00 google play cards she now is asking for another $50.00 for shipping because my equipment was processed but needed money for shipping. when i questioned her about this she never replied by and when i emailed her directly her email was blocked. have i been scammed or what. does she really work for you. the only name i have at this point is Megan Bjerke. my friend knows her from face book and i have another friend who knows her from face book as well. i have a phone number she has tried to call me on and that is 1 252 651 1765 and it is listed as being from north Carolina. i have only spent $100.00 for the equipment. if she is not with your company i sure wish there was away i could get my $100.00. i am looking for work and am very broke and really could not afford spending that kind of money. please let me know about her thank you David Dawson

    1. Sam Narzary

      Hi David, I am so sorry that you had to go through this. Yes you have been scammed, and your friend helped that scammer to scam you unfortunately.

      I am not from Leapforce sir. I only work here and my only intention is to help people be aware of such scammers and not be scammed by them.

      There is unfortunately, nothing that I or anyone from Leapforce can do about it. I have submitted hundreds of scam emails to them – it seems like they don’t have the manpower or the time ( or may the intent) to go out after these scammers.

      It is up to us to be aware and vigilant against these scammers.

      And Leapforce don’t require any payment or equipment to start your qualification test. Please don’t pay the remaining $50 that she is asking for.

      And please know that, Leapforce as a company no longer exists. They have been acquired by an Australian company called Appen.

      Here are the links to sign up with them –

      If you are an American, and wants to work as a search engine evaluator (it has a very tough qualification test) you can sign up here –

      If you are an American or from any country and wants to look for other online jobs that don’t have a very tough qualification test, you can check out here –

      You can also check out other similar companies that are hiring at the moment –

      They don’t require any investment or payments.

      Let me know if you need any help. 🙂

  9. Brooke Hutchison

    Donnamichelle55 on hangouts was just trying to scam me. Someone from Facebook messenger is giving out the info for hangouts.

  10. Brittany Seefeldt

    So there was a post on Facebook for a job and you had to message this guy (Joe oldakowski) and he would send you an application. I messaged him and he said I needed the app Google Hangouts and game me this email to message on there… Once I messaged it Terry Christian came on and said welcome to the interview department and asked if i was ready to answer some questions. Then he needed some information and a pic of my driver’s license! Then he said after due consideration I was hired! Please is this a scam ???

    1. Sam Narzary

      Yes ! . It is . No company would hire with a gmail. Look out for all the official emails listed above. Plus, nothing takes place over Google hangouts. Everything is via official email.

  11. Mary

    ialmost fell for it im glad i just read this

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