Job hunting is a big business involving lots of money. The job industry is evergreen as companies are always looking for new talent to bolster their workforce, replace existing talent or initiate new projects.
The job hunters on the other hand are always polishing their documents, ready to submit them for available opportunities. If there is an industry that will never become extinct then it has to be the job industry.
And because the job industry is massive as well as popular, scammers have not been left behind. As you might know, scammers are highly attracted to play their tricks in industries that attract massive money flow, and the job sector is one of such. So it is not surprising that scammers are constantly flooding the job industry to try their luck in scamming people out of their hard-earned money.
Examples of Common Job Scams
There are so many types or examples of job scams that you can easily identify just by paying simple attention. Here are some of the most common examples to look out for;
Work from home job scams
Working from home is so popular these days and in fact, so many people would wish to work from home if only they were to get a chance. And because scammers are aware, they are busy scamming unsuspecting job seekers by placing adverts online which claim that they have well-paying work-from-home jobs. Watch out for emails or ads that use statements like “be your own boss”, “control your own schedule”, or “start your own successful business”.
Virtual personal assistant jobs
The scammers will advertise jobs for enticing opportunities such as personal assistants. They can also send you emails claiming that there are openings for those willing to work and earn from home as virtual assistants. Virtual assistance is one of the most popular work-from-home opportunities today. This perhaps explains why scammers are always keen to capitalize on the popularity of such sectors as a way of increasing the chances of scamming people.
Regardless of the type of job scam, the main target of these initial prompts is to get your information, especially credit card and bank details. Once they have these details, they can always use them to swindle money from you. sometimes they can say that you need to pay some fee in order to access the opportunities. Upon paying, you will be shocked to discover that there is no opportunity to talk about.
The best way to avoid such scams is by conducting intense research to understand the true identity of the entities sending the emails. If it is not a company or government agency that you can authoritatively verify to be legit, please leave it alone and you will have prevented a possible draining of your accounts.
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