Tips To Stay Safe From Job Scams
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Have you ever seen a job ad on the Internet claiming good work with good pay and thought it couldn't be true? Yes, there are real job ads and job-searching websites. But job scams are rampant all over the internet, the job frame we see on our mobile phones like work-from-home jobs, data entry jobs, and jobs in a reputable companies is real but there are scammers using them. If you want to know about a scam job, is it a scam or legitimate? In this article, you'll learn about job scams and how to avoid them.
How to identify Job Scams
Employment fraud may manifest in a variety of ways. These are a few. Be alert for any of these signs in a job posting or email.
📍 You received an email or a call that you weren't expecting.
📍 Requests any amount of money.
📍 Requests that you make purchases for them, such as gift cards, on their behalf.
📍 Requests very sensitive personal data (bank details).
📍 Never take a job that you did not apply for.
📍 Put the job advertisement's text into Google.
📍 Lists a business without a permanent location.
📍 Lacks a formal tone or has spelling mistakes.
📍 Verify the individual who posted the ad's identity.
📍 Avoid interviews with just text.
📍 Investigate suspicious behavior, otherwise, go away.
Common Job Scams
Work-from-home job scams - Job seekers all over the world always love to earn money while relaxing at home, and job scammers know this. So working from Home is one of the most popular job scams nowadays.
Email fake job offers - Another popular job scam is getting a job offer via email.
Fake jobs on social media - Social media platforms have become popular places for scammers to share fake job ads. Usually, they create Facebook accounts, Twitter pages, or LinkedIn profiles to advertise fake job opportunities. When it comes to job scams on social media, it is always important to check if the social media account of the recruiter/employer is legitimate.
Job scams in the government and outsourcing - Numerous frauds demand cash in exchange for work and make claims for offering government or foreign employment.
Fake employment services - While many staffing firms, temp agencies, headhunters, and other placement firms are honest businesses, others will work for you, pushing fake or outdated job offers and charging for said services.
Tips to Protect Yourself from Job Scams
💡 Search it online.
💡 Talk to someone you trust.
💡 Don't give money claiming to give work.
💡 Connect with the company.
💡 Do not agree to provide your bank details to anyone through phone calls.
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