How to Avoid Job Scams
Scammers are becoming cleverer nowadays. Now it is not always
inattentive people who get conned. Even very smart ones can be deceived.
What are the signs of job scams you should
1. Small amount of details
Real job sites provide a lot of information
about themselves and the actual job. The skills needed and the title should be
mentioned. If job requirements are too short – you should think twice – because
it could be fake.
2. High salary and too low efforts
It is very suspicious when a lot of money is
promised for easy work with flexible schedule. As a proverb says, there is no
such thing as a free lunch.
3. Google it
Before applying on a web site, try to search
for some information about the vacancy and this company in particular. Lurk in
the forums and social media. If somebody was fooled at such site they will be
complaining that they were scammed.
4. Save your cash
Real jobs don’t ask you to pay. Really. They
should pay you. So if you came across at some websites and messages that
promise to make you rich, you can easily be fooled. The only exception – some
job search sites, which can charge for membership to gain more options.
5. They want too much info from you
If you are asked to give your identification
number or a credit card for job application – it is surely a scam. You can lose
your money or become a target of identity theft.
6. Unknown email
If you are communicating with a HR-manager of
some company, they should have email address coming from the company`s domain
name. Real human resources managers of big companies don’t use Gmail or Yahoo emails.
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