The phenomenon of scams on the internet cannot be overlooked when considering which job adverts and activities are fraudulent or genuine. Millions of scammers post job ads on a daily basis, they also involve in pay-to-play schemes designed to cheat unsuspecting victims. It is imperative that you are able to detect and safely avoid falling victim to job scams and other fraudulent activities during the course of your job search.
Scammers may indulge the following methods:
Fraudsters will prey on your anxiety by instigating the job seeker with a false sense of urgency by saying things like, “you have to act now” or “time is running out”.
Fraudsters will typically require things like certification fees, background-check fees, or set-up fees. This is a big red flag.
Do not give out your personal information over the phone to a stranger. Often, fraudsters will ask for credit/debit cards and bank account details and once they have this information, you will likely not hear back from them. Do not accept a money transfer where you can retain a portion as “payment or money or cheques deposited into your accounts.
Make inquiry on the name of the company that has invited you for an Interview. substantiate that the location of the interview is the same as the recruiting agency’s or hiring company’s official address.
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What to do if you suspect a job advert or email to be fraudulent?
Do NOT reply to any suspicious advert or email
Report it to jobshub immediately, including a link to the ad or a copy of the email.
Install an up-to-date anti-virus software to protect your computer.
If you have submitted your bank account or credit card details, please contact your financial institution immediately and ask for their advice
Be highly suspicious emails asking for personal details.
Remember to always provide a link to the suspected fraudulent job advert or a copy of the email.