We at Thrive Internet Marketing Agency have recently become aware that fraudsters have used our brand name, likeness, logo and the names of our employees to scam people around the world across different channels and platforms. We do not tolerate these unlawful acts.
Our digital marketing company takes a proactive approach to protect you, our brand, employees and clients against scammers.
Some Helpful Points to Remember:
Recognizing these common signs of a scam could help you avoid one. Remember that scammers:
- Contact you out of the blue.
- Pretend to be from a well-known organization or contact.
- Pressure you to act immediately.
- Suggest their own verification procedures, such as calling or texting numbers they provide to you or going to a website they have created.
- Send unsolicited emails, text messages or social media messages claiming to be someone else.
- Trick you into giving access to sensitive information, such as your social security number, bank account or credit card details.
- Prey on your emotions.
- Ask you to keep a transaction a secret.
- Make their offer sound too good to be true.
How to Spot a Scammer
Be wary of phone calls, texts, social media messages and emails impersonating Thrive and its employees. Keep in mind that:
We don't contact people through Telegram.
Thrive’s primary modes of communication with clients, prospects and candidates are via email ([email protected]) and phone call (843-353-6383). We would never initiate communication via cross-platform messaging services such as Telegram and other channels.
We don't ask freelancers, contractors or permanent employees for money.
Never send money or give credit card details to anyone. Thrive will never ask its freelancers, employees or independent contractors for money. In addition, we don’t send requests to transfer money or goods on behalf of our company or employees.
We never charge freelancers application fees.
Thrive has a systematic process in place for its independent contractors. We do not charge any application fees to freelancers and candidates. And as the employer, we pay contractors based on the agreed payment terms on the signed contract.
We don't have our own app.
Thrive’s only and official channels are the following:
- Website: https://thriveagency.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThriveAgency/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThriveAgency/
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thrive-agency/
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@thriveagency
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thriveagency/
- TikTok: https://firstname.lastname@example.org
We don’t have our own mobile application and would never ask you to send personal details or divulge sensitive information using other links or apps.
We don't tell people to buy cryptocurrency.
Thrive is not affiliated with any cryptocurrency company and would never ask anyone to buy cryptocurrency. If someone asks you to buy cryptocurrency or pay upfront as part of your job, it’s a scam.
We never ask for your banking information over email.
At Thrive, we keep our clients and employees’ information confidential. We would never ask you to share or verify your banking information over email, chat, text or phone calls.
What to Do If You Were Scammed or Questioning an Email You Received:
Your report could help Thrive stop the scammers. If you received suspicious emails, texts or phone calls from someone pretending to be a part of our organization, please email us at [email protected] or call 843-353-6383.
We will make sure to track down and take appropriate action against scammers to protect you, our company, clients and employees.
Other measures to protect yourself:
- Stop contact with the scammer.
- Secure your finances.
- Change your account passwords.
- Review your privacy and security settings on various social channels, platforms and devices.