Dutch backpacker paid $5 per hour to collect golf balls from a lake


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    A Dutch backpacker has claimed he was paid as little as $5 an hour to search through ponds and lakes to retrieve golf balls. According to an interview with the Age newspaper, Janeck​ Jansen​ says he spent as much as five hours per day retrieving golf balls on the Gold Coast.     The Numbers     Mr Jansen said he collected up to 2000 golf balls each day.At most, the backpackers were paid $12 an hour. They were paid cash-in-hand ( no tax paid and therefore no tax refund) ..Mr Jansen is now claiming more than $6500 Read more

Narrogin jobs scam rips off backpackers

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Con artist have once again taken advantage of working holiday makers, this time in Narrogin, Western Australia. Promising backpacker jobs / farm work the “employer” provided a bogus address and requested up front payment from the job seekers. Jobs scam are not uncommon anywhere in the world.   Working Holiday Makers Report Scam   It has been reported that many working holiday visa holders contacted Consumer Protection and the Town of Narrogin after responding to an online advertisement on the site Gumtree.   Narrogin Mayor Speaks   The “employer” used a fake name of Harris Ballard, which also shares the Read more