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Common Types of Job Scams and How They Work

Work from Home Scam

Job scams can take several forms in the current digital world, but there are a few common types that one should be aware of. One of the most common is the “work-from-home” scam, in which scammers offer the opportunity to work from home and make a lot of money with little effort. For instance, one may get a job offer from fake airline companies for ground staff. These scams often require you to pay for training or equipment upfront, without converting promised work into reality ever. Also, do not accept job offers that promise to pay for liking and subscribing YouTube videos and channels. Several such scam are being reported nowadays.

Fake Job Posting

Fake job postings are also a common type of scam. Scammers will post fake job openings on legitimate job boards or create their own job board websites, and then require you to pay a minimal fee to apply or undergo a background check. In some cases, scammers will even conduct fake interviews to try to get your personal information. Kindly authenticate the company details before sharing any personal or bank information.

Red Flags to Look Out for in Job Postings

Beware of unrealistic job postings

If the job posting promises an unusually high salary, little effort or qualifications required, or a guarantee of employment, it is likely to be a scam

Research the company

Check the company’s website, social media pages, and reviews to verify if the company and job offer are legitimate. If the website looks unprofessional or lacks contact details, it may be a red flag.

Don’t pay any upfront fees

Do not make any payment through online transfer. Legitimate employers will never ask you to pay for anything upfront, such as a background check or training program. If a company asks for an upfront payment, it’s likely to be a scam.

Protect your personal information

Scammers may ask for your sensitive information such as Aadhaar, Passport Number, bank account number, or PAN card details. Be cautious about providing this information unless you are confident about the company’s legitimacy.

Be wary of unsolicited emails

Be cautious of emails from companies you have not applied to. Scammers use fake emails to trick job seekers into sharing their personal information.

Be cautious of fake interviews

Scammers conduct fake interviews to gain access to your personal information or convince you to pay for a background check or training program.

Check for spelling and grammar mistakes

Legitimate employers will take the time to proofread their job postings and emails. Poor grammar or spelling mistakes in the job posting or email is a sign that the posting may be fake.

Watch the below Freshersworld Youtube videos to know more on how to identify if the job offered to you is fake:

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