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How Online Job Scams are Misleading Us?

HR Tech Outlook | Friday, March 05, 2021

In most work scams, there are a few popular "red flags" that can alert you to a fake job. For instance, misspellings or grammatical mistakes in work advertisements or a contact email address that is not the organization's primary domain.

Fremont, CA: The number of job seekers looking for work on the internet has increased. Unfortunately, this trend opens the door for criminals to use fraudulent work opportunities to obtain personal information and bank account information from job seekers.

In most work scams, there are a few popular "red flags" that can alert you to a fake job. For instance, Misspellings or grammatical mistakes in work advertisements or a contact email address that is not the organization's primary domain. A work ad with a microsoft@yahoo.com email address, for example, would be suspicious.

Advertisements that ask you to make a monetary deposit before granting you access to or offering you the advertised jobs are also red flags.

Instead of asking you to pay upfront for a career opportunity, a legitimate job should pay you for what you are worth in terms of your experience and commitment.

Be wary of jobs that ask for details about your bank account. Some work scams ask the candidate to approve payment to his or her bank account. These payment-transfer scams usually involve a criminal impersonating an employer and using false job advertisements to entice unsuspecting job seekers into providing personal information.

The scary thing is that such people can even go to the extent of stealing company logos and corporate names to convince job seekers that they are legitimate employers.

Always be wary of jobs that request information or personal details beyond what is usually contained in your resume, and as a guide, you should never give out your bank account details before being offered a job.

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