Cyber crimes with fake job postings are just as dangerous as dating app scams, both of which promise false hope that harms people. That’s why you have to be careful not to become the next victim.
In a time of pandemic like now, work Remote or work from anywhere attracting job seekers. To be relevant to the field of work, many modes of cybercrime are offered online.
Have you ever been offered a job via email, direct message social media or text messages? Don’t believe that right away, because you could be the target of a cybercrime victim with a fake job vacancy mod.
So, before you decide to apply for certain cyberspace job vacancies, you should do the following:
- Learn about the company’s reputation
This is the most important thing. You need to make sure that the company is not fictitious by doing a Google search or direct survey of the location if you have the address.
Plus, even the smallest businesses usually already have social media accounts, so it doesn’t hurt to check them out more deeply. The more loyal the company, the easier it is to get a blue tick as a verified sign.
- Don’t send your CV carelessly
If a job recruiter asks you to send your resume via email, make sure the email uses the company domain. Never send your resume to your personal email or WhatsApp number to avoid misuse of personal data.
For peace of mind, there’s nothing wrong with watermarking multiple copies of the documents you send. Especially when it comes to personal identity such as ID cards, diplomas and so on.
- Don’t be easily tempted
One of the reasons why people are easily fooled by fake job vacancies is that they are easily tempted by offers, especially when it comes to salaries and career paths. You need to do a lot of deliberation and focus on the legitimacy of the company rather than what it has to offer.
- Not just filling out the form
There is a fraudulent way of fake job vacancies that is quite sophisticated, and that is by using certain clickable links that lead to certain digital forms. If there are requests to fill in certain email addresses and logins, you should ignore them, as there is a risk of theft of your email, social media and other accounts.
- I don’t want to pay
If there is a company that asks you to pay or send some nominal money as a condition of becoming an employee, you should ignore it.
There is not a single real job vacancy in this world that charges its potential employees. If so, you should be suspicious.
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Well, these are the tips you can do if you get a job offer from an unknown party. By taking these steps, we hope you will avoid the pitfalls of fraudulent job vacancies.
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