According to the verge, a company called the skinglo sent an email to some female instagram creators, offering an attractive deal: the company was looking for content to fill its instagram feed, and its team chose them to help. In exchange, they get 450 euros (525 dollars) for just five photos taken with the skinglo electric Cleanser – even if they’re taken with a mobile phone alone. They can even watermark images. It seems like a good deal. < / P > < p > but there is a small problem. They have to buy the company’s own cleaners, with a 50% discount code, to bring the total amount to 40 euros (about $48). < / P > < p > strange as the rule is, the female creators say the company looks trustworthy. Although the company’s website does not have much content, but the color is rich, concise and clear. Its instagram page, with more than 12000 fans, was once filled with positive comments. One woman said the page even talked about working with ASOs, a popular clothing retailer, and linked to its page. Seven women told the verge that they had bought the cleanser. < / P > < p > however, after taking and sending the photos, none of the female creators heard from the skinglo again. Since October, nothing has been posted on its account and all comments have been banned. The verge sent a message to seven women who confirmed that they were not paid, but the scale of the scam is unclear and how the company found their accounts. We have contacted the skinglo for comment, but have not received a reply. < / P > < p > from the seven women, the company made more than 200 euros and sold seven pieces of inventory without having to pay for marketing, advertising or compiling products. All the people behind skinglo have to do is send some emails and communicate with these women several times. < / P > < p > “in fact, they ask for payment, which is just a way to make sure they have money in their pockets, not to support the creative aspects of doing work for them, really,” said photographer Lauren Clitheroe, who produced a YouTube video about the incident. < / P > < p > “this email looks very professional,” said Rachel gross, the cheated online maker. The company also sent a web link detailing the “terms and conditions of cooperation” and an e-mail of a contract that did not have to be signed. The company told them that buying a product and letting the team know is signing. < / P > < p > “I said,” well, if I have a contract, it makes me feel much better because I know it’s a legal thing, “Clitheroe says. “They have to stick to what they say, or at least I think so.” < / P > < p > another creator, Kristen McCleary, said her husband read the contract and marked out some relevant terms, including one that said the contract was subject to Maltese law. But she thought, 50 dollars is not too much, a bet can make more than 500 dollars. < / P > < p > “it’s definitely a hoax and I didn’t email them,” she said. “I certainly did not threaten to use international, Maltese or any law for a $50 lawsuit.” < / P > < p > of course, the scam may be worse, but these women also lose their time, money and pride in taking and editing photos. Even more serious, Clitheroe says, is that the company has cheated people in a particularly difficult year, which is unforgivable. < / P > < p > “my husband and I, we both lost our jobs at the beginning of this year, just at the beginning of the epidemic, so we had a bit of a rough time in a few months,” she said. “There will be some people in the same boat because of the epidemic, which is taking advantage of people’s desperate situation.” < / P > < p > several women posted information about the scam on their own accounts, and then others echoed that the same thing happened to them. On trustpilot, a website that collects user reviews, there are nearly 20 reports warning people not to work with the brand. One blogger said they almost agreed to order the product, but after reading the comments they dismissed the idea. < / P > < p > gross said she was in a slightly better mood to see other cheated women. But in general, her reward is not to be tempted to promote brands you don’t like. “I promised myself a long time ago not to post about products I don’t like or personally believe in – I won’t be bribed.” She wrote in an article about the experience. “And I let myself down.” < / P > < p > although she also points out that the cleaner is not so bad, she feels good when using it. The photos she took were not wasted, and she made a good post. Global Tech

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