Employment/Job scams involve scammers advertising fake jobs trying to make you pay money in advance or to get your personal details (to abuse) or to trick you to click a link to a webpage infected with a virus or malware.
The fake jobs are offered through e-mail (spam) or advertised on websites. They usually involve jobs that require little effort for high returns to get your attention. For example; work from home for just a couple hours a day!
Possible signs of a Job scam:
- If you have to pay before getting the job.
- If it’s too good to be true, it usually is.
- Unprofessional written ads and/or spelling mistakes.
- Do real companies recruite by sending e-mail (spam)?!
If you’re not sure if it’s real, search for the headline or company name on this site and in Google. See some Job scam examples on this website!
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