If you are a person who uses the internet regularly, you might have often seen easy money online, and other attractive job offers. Not everything which pops up may be genuine. Some may be scams. Some would be legit, but the payment may not be worth your efforts and so on! www.business2community.com has reported many spam offers where a lot of people were made victims. So, how would you find out the trustworthiness of something? Read on!
What exactly is a job scam?
A job scam happens when a spammer disguises as an employer and tempts a job seeker with attractive offers and ultimately make him part with his hard-earned money. He would neither have the job nor the money. Some spammers target your personal and confidential information not just for money, but for identity theft as well. Whatever the case is, job scammers are increasing day by day. The spammers are using more new techniques to appear credible that you may fall prey if you are not vigilant.
How to recognize spam offers?
First of all, if a job offer asks you to pay money in advance, then most probably it is a scam. No real company will ask you to pay for their training beforehand. So, if the recruiter asks you to send money for their training purpose, then do not send it across. Research comprehensively about the company. If they have a website, then compare the email addresses and contact numbers on the website and the what the recruiter has provided you. If there is no website or contact details, then that itself is a negative indicator.
Genuine job offers would usually come from corporate email accounts and not from free personal ones. So double check if your offer is from personal email accounts. If you find the emails unprofessional with spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors, then chances are very high that it is from a spammer.
Beware of those emails which offer you a role without a telephonic or face to face interview. They may tell you that your resume was so impressive that they decided to select you directly. But do not be fooled! No one is going to give you a job unless and until they find you fit for a particular role.
Work from home jobs which offer very high payment are most likely to be spam. Working from the comfort of home and earning so much of money would be naturally irresistible to many and hence this is the favorite area of spammers. So, do not believe those recruiters who offer you unrealistic amounts for working from home.
Cross check the website URLs provided by the recruiters. Spammers widely use fake URLs to fool people. URLs which appear like those of well-known companies but with a slight difference is a technique used by many spammers.
The after effects of being victim to spammers are always bad. You may lose your money, identity, time or efforts. Staying away from spammers is not very difficult. Keep the above points in mind, research carefully and stay safe!