Do not share your personal details to anyone pretending to be a BitAgora employee (e.g. bank details, pin numbers, etc).
Using our portals as a vehicle for illegal purposes will be reported to concerned authorities, and your account will be completely blocked.
Large amounts of Bitcoins should Never be stored on your Android device! If you want the most secure Bitcoin wallet then you will need to use hardware Bitcoin wallets such as TREZOR or the Ledger Nano S.
Prior to downloading or installing any Bitcoin wallet, please do your own research. Ask some experts for advice if needed. Many wallets are malware and the hackers will just steal your Bitcoins once you fund the wallet.
Recruitment Fraud Warning
It has come to our attention that various individuals and organizations have contacted people offering false employment opportunities with BitAgora. Such scams are fraudulent and intended to steal from the victims. We are taking this matter extremely seriously and are currently working with the appropriate legal authorities to stop such fraudulent schemes. By making you aware of this, we hope to avoid and ultimately stop victims falling for this scam.
In addition, BitAgora employees conduct email communications via BitAgora.com email accounts only. You should verify all contact with BitAgora and view any email that doesn’t have a “Bitagora.io” address as suspicious.
What is Recruitment Fraud?
Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated scheme that offers fictitious job opportunities to people. This type of fraud is normally done through online services such as bogus websites, or through unsolicited emails claiming to be from BitAgora. These emails request recipients to provide personal information, sign bogus letters of employment, organize visas and ultimately request payments to submit false applications.
Warning Signs – How to protect yourself
How to Identify Recruitment Fraud
The email does not come from an official bitagora.io email address and instead uses an address from a free email service such as: Gmail, Outlook.com, Live.com, Yahoo, AOL or a combination of these. Just to confuse the victims, they will use the company name in the prefix of their fraudulent emails (e.g. bitagorarecruitment@gmailcom, email@example.com, etc)
You are asked to interview over an Instant Messenger type program.
You are guaranteed a work-from-home position.
You are offered a check to process before being interviewed.
The perpetrators will often ask recipients to complete bogus recruitment documentation, such as application forms, terms and conditions of employment or visa forms. The Bitagora name and logo is sometimes featured on the documentation without authority. Please remember, any company logos can be extracted online. So, creating a ‘legitimate-looking’ letterhead is not all that hard.
In some cases, there is an early request for personal information such as address details, date of birth, resume (CV), passport details, bank details (for direct deposit, etc. In other cases, you have been selected “already”, but they have dispatched their job offers to you to get it accepted.
Candidates are requested to contact other companies/individuals such as lawyers, bank officials, travel agencies, courier companies, visa/immigration processing agencies, etc.
The perpetrators frequently use mobile or landline telephone numbers as opposed to an official company numbers. Our official numbers can be viewed at our company website, Bitagora.io. Please contact us through proper channel (official phone/email/social media)
The perpetrators may even offer to pay a large percentage of the fees requested and ask the candidate to pay the remaining amount.
There is an insistence on urgency to accept their offers and deposit the so called “processing fee” as an administrative expense.
BitAgora employment policies and processes involve personal interviews in most cases and candidates who seek employment with us are never required to pay any sum of money in advance. To do so would be contrary to our business conduct guidelines and ethical practices. Our communication with perspective candidates will be through our official email IDs or phone number. Although our company HRD might screen the candidate over the phone; however, selection of candidates will be done during personal interview. Perpetrators may arrange for a Skype interview, but refrain from showing their face. In such case, they might come up with excuses why it was not a video call (e.g. networking issue, camera not working, feeling sick, etc). Please don’t take it for granted.
Pixels, Local Storage, and Other Similar Technologies
We may also use other similar technologies on our services, such as pixel tags and local storage. We use these technologies to do things like help us see what features are most popular, create a more personalized experience, and deliver relevant ads. Pixel tags (also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels) are small blocks of code installed in or on a webpage, mobile app, or advertisement. These tags can retrieve certain information about your browser and device such as: operating system, browser type, device type and version, referring website, website visited, IP address, and other similar information. Local storage is an industry- standard technology that allows a website or mobile app to store and retrieve data on an individual’s computer, mobile phone, or other device.
Web browser opt-out
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you don’t want to allow cookies you may have some options. Your browser may provide you with a set of tools to manage cookies. You can usually set your browser to refuse some cookies or all cookies. For example, some browsers give you the option to allow first-party cookies but block third- party cookies. So what is the difference between first-party and third-party cookies?
You may also be able to remove cookies from your browser. Your ability to manage cookies through a mobile browser, however, may be limited. For more information about how to manage your cookie settings, please follow the instructions provided by your browser which are usually located within the “Help,” “Tools,” or “Edit” settings.
Mobile device opt-outs
Your mobile operating system may let you opt-out from having your information collected or used for interest-based advertising on mobile devices. You should refer to the instructions provided by your mobile device’s manufacturer; this information is typically available under the “settings” function of your mobile device.
And of course, if your mobile device offers an uninstall process, you can always stop us from collecting information through the app by uninstalling the BitAgora app.
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