Job scams are unfortunately a frequent reality in the recruitment market. The rapid rise in the online job search has only fueled the situation and resulted in a spike in the number of frauds. The primary motive behind such job-frauds is to dupe the candidates of their hard-earned money.
In the wake of an increasing number of instances of fake appointment letters and deferred job offers, we raise the common RED FLAGS which would help you SPOT THE SCAM.
Fake job alert!
How can you determine if a job offer is scam?
No experience required
Be cautious of the ads that say “anyone can do the job!”
On the spot hiring/tele interview
Reliable companies conduct thorough research to analyse their potential employee before issuing an offer letter
Demands you to pay money
NEVER PAY MONEY TO GET A JOB!!!
No legitimate company will ever ask you to pay for the job!
Salary beyond expectations
Spammers often lure desperate job seekers with high salary packages!
You are asked to reveal personal information/ bank details
Please do not share personal information or credit card/ debit card number, OTP, CVV number.
Poorly written job ads
Poor writing skills, incorrect grammar and unclear job descriptions bespeak a dubious job offer
Personal email accounts
Genuine companies always display their web presence. In case of consultants, apply due diligence for whom they are hiring
No knowledge about the hiring company and job role
Be alert! Legitimate companies do have some web presence and require at least some qualification and skill for all job roles
How Scamster Trick
Gullible job seekers
Create a fraudulent company
Post fake jobs in the name of big brands
Contact and conduct fake interview to build confidence
Offer easy hiring and good money
Demand registration amount of Rs 500 – Rs 1,000 or more for the job
Disappear after the payment is received
Staggered payment trap (payment on the name of registration/ verification/ document update/ etc.)
The trap begins the moment a candidate is convinced to pay for the registration, which is usually a small amount.
Please do not provide your credit card or debit card details, bank information, CVV number or OTP number over phone, email or on their website. Before your respond to any email/ call, we suggest you to do a discreet enquiry and be sure to verify the authenticity of the person with whom you are interacting. You can also write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org