There are so many companies out there now that are providing work from home jobs but not all of them are legitimate. You really need to be careful when finding something that looks too good to be true. And that’s where I come in. I’ve been scammed plenty over the years and I really don’t want to see you get scammed! So Leapforce is on the table today. Is Leapforce legit? Let’s check it out.
As of November 2017, Leepforce was acquired by Appen, an Australian company
Before you start reading this review, please be aware that there’s a scam going around whereby people are being asked to buy $50 cards in order to get access to Leapforce. This is a scam. Please do not fall for this.
Leapforce is a marketplace for work-from-home jobs that are available in many different countries–not just in the U.S. As long as you don’t mind doing research this could be a good gig for you. This review contains information on the Search Engine Evaluator job.
Leapforce is similar to Lionbridge in that you will be required to pass an exam before you are offered a job with them. If you fail the first time you may be eligible for a one-time retake exam. The qualification process takes about 14 days. Other requirements include:
- Must be 18 years of age
- High speed Internet connection
- Up to date computer with up to date anti-virus software
- Google Chrome web browser
- Web research and analytical skills
- Only one evaluator per household
- Must also be able to use the latest Android software for mobile phones
- You should also be able to work well alone; good time management skills
Most people that are of legal age can meet the requirements above without a problem. For those of you outside the U.S., the high-speed Internet connection could be a challenge.
- No phone work
- Work from home
- Flexible schedule
- Decent pay for a work from home job
- Jobs are available within the U.S. as well as other countries
- If you are fluent in other languages, you may qualify for higher paying jobs
- No benefits
- As an independent contractor, you are responsible for your own taxes
- Payment is made within 30 days via direct deposit after a valid invoice has been received by Leapforce.
- Work can be tedious
- Some people have complained of a disconnect between agents and managers they work for.
- Work is not steady; can be sporatic
- You are only paid for the time Leapforce budgets the task is worth. If the task takes longer you are not paid for your extra time.
- Income is not guaranteed
What Do Leapforce Agents Have to Say?
On a personal note, my niece worked for Leapforce to make some extra money to pay bills while she was in college. She had a good experience with them and said they were decent to work for. The work was flexible and she thought she was paid decent money for the type of work she was doing as a Search Engine Evaluator.
In reading through the many reviews, Leapforce has received similar complaints to Lionbridge. A common complaint is not being paid for reading instructions, test preparation and no designated manager to report to. The screenshot below comes courtesy of Indeed.com.
Conclusion: Is Leapforce Legit?
If you made it this far in my review, you will have come to realize that Leapforce is no longer in operation. However, I’ve received numerous comments about people being scammed by Leapforce. So I am now rating Leapforce a scam. That is not to say that the company that purchased Leapforce, Appen, is a scam. But people are still falling for Leapforce scams, unfortunately.
So please, please, do not send copies of any of your driver’s license, social security card or any other identification to anyone unless you know for certain that you have a job offer in writing. Even then, research the company to ensure that they are legitimate. I really don’t want to see any of you get scammed by this one. And do not buy gift cards or pay to join Leapforce.
If you’ve had any experience working with Leapforce, I’d love to hear about it so please leave a comment below.