What is a Job scam?

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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Category: Scam types

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