ITRex Group Takes Decisive Measures to Halt Online Fraud

Posted February 15, 2022 by itrex-group

Santa Monica, CA, USA — ITRex Group has launched an anti-fraud campaign to prevent online scamming activity conducted on the company's behalf.

Santa Monica, CA, USA — ITRex Group has launched an anti-fraud campaign to prevent online scamming activity conducted on the company's behalf.

An unidentified person has been targeting IT specialists on freelance marketplaces, claiming to be the secretary to Victoria Sharina, Chief Human Resources Officer at ITRex Group.

The fraudster creates fake projects on Upwork,, and other platforms. Then, when getting responses, he incites software developers to continue communication on Telegram or WhatsApp. Additionally, the impostor shares a contract template and project information file with the ITRex logo; here is the PDF project document that has been distributed so far ( However, freelancers must pay an insurance fee using PayPal , Citibank, Skrill, or Crypto to take on one of the projects. Once the money transfer has occurred, the scammer abruptly ends all the communication, prompting the IT specialists to finally contact ITRex Group for clarification. Unfortunately, several people have already fallen victim to this fraud scheme.

"The ITRex Group team is beyond sad to have learned of the scamming events. As a customer and people-centric company, we've always strived for transparency and integrity in our business operations and communication. We'd like to kindly remind fellow IT professionals that we neither hire freelance software engineers nor ask them to pay mysterious insurance fees. Our employees' corporate emails have the "" domain name, and all of our official communication channels are listed on the company's Contact Us page. In addition, the representatives of our HR and business development teams have verified profiles on LinkedIn, and their contact information is available publicly online. And all of our payment transactions are handled by licensed financial institutions — and not crypto wallets or cryptocurrency exchange platforms," says Olga Borodina, Chief Marketing Officer at ITRex Group.

What Steps Is ITRex Taking to Fight Fraudsters?

ITRex Group first got wind of the scamming activities in early January. Since then, the company has been in constant contact with the Upwork,, and Telegram support teams. Furthermore, ITRex has shared a series of posts across its social media channels, warning the global IT community about the impostors and encouraging users to report scamming events to:

☑️ spoof(@)
☑️ abuse(@)
☑️ spoof(@)
☑️ support(@)
☑️ support(@)
☑️ And other customer support/anti-fraud services operated by the platforms you're frequenting

So far, the company has managed to identify several Telegram accounts, phone numbers, and emails involved in the fraudulent activities:


📱 +1 559-245-0415
📱 +1 249-444-0442
📱 +1 (720) 6372720
📱 +1 (530) 4548540

📧 [email protected]
📧 [email protected]

Should you spot a freelance project posted by the impostors or receive a message from them, do not hesitate to contact ITRex at [email protected] or get in touch with the official representatives of the platforms you are using.

About ITRex Group

ITRex Group is an enterprise software development company founded in 2009. ITRex helps medium-sized and large enterprises implement emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, intelligent automation, and the Internet of Things, speeding up their digital transformation. The company also assists innovative technology startups in building software and hardware products from the ground up.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, ITRex Group has representative offices and development centers in New York and Eastern Europe. The company's Chief Executive Officer is Vitali Likhadzed. For more information about ITRex Group, please visit the company's website (
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Tags employment , freelancer , identity theft , scam , security
Last Updated February 18, 2022