How To Detect A Fake Job Offer?

We are in a highly technological world today, we almost have all types of communications and transactions happening over the internet these days. Most of us have and use emails, if possible, we have more than one and most of us upload all our documents to google drive, one drive and other private services. Some of us are still using some elapsed email services such as office emails, Rediff mail, yahoo mail, rocket mail and other email services which are not popular today.

If not in google search, our documents such as passports, driving license, pan cards, and other information pops up in some search engine and we’ll be vulnerable to get targetted by anyone who eyes us such as our enemies, spammers, digital markets, pranksters, unethical hackers and all types of fraudsters and uses our information to phish us.

So, today let’s see how to identify all such fake job offers, fake recruiters, scammers, and fake emails and paper ads…please scroll below…!

  • Non-Professional Job Description, All the emails that are fake carry a piece of non-professional information without proper job profile, job requirements, job duties with ridiculous salary figure and with double quotes such as “all you need to enroll is a laptop/mobile phone with an internet”.
  • Don’t react to such unprofessional emails from unknown people. The email will also be with full of grammatical mistakes or in a poor English in color. How can anybody directly send a job offer without even interviewing you or cross verifying your documents? Never open such emails with an attachment. That might contain harmful cookies, spyware, malware which can corrupt your system data.
  • Also, don’t believe in online chat interviews, we never know to whom we are talking to, it can be a fake person/fake company with a fake identity or website that is maintained only to attract unemployed youth like us or bully us.
  • With such emails they can steal your important information such as Aadhar number, OTP, bank details, and other stuff, so always be careful with the chat interviews.
  • When you get such emails always search for the company on google, try to contact them in all the possible ways, see their latest updates in the news items, see their internal & external links, link directories, and geo-tagging.
  •  Never ever believe work from home emails, as 95 out of 100 of them are fake ones, initially, they want you to pay some amount of Rs 5000/- and later you’ll never know who they are and where is their company. Also never believe in online companies that say you can earn online just by working one hour a day.
  • Never respond to such offers that you have never applied for and always find jobs near you that are authentic.
  • Always research the company well. Check the companies certification, about us page, companies references, detailed job description.
  • Check the scam lists if the company is present in it. Ask them how can you get an offer that you didn’t apply for and interviewed with.
  • Always be very careful about emails with spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, as 95% of them are Phishing for your email account.
  • Always see the job details and interview process, use google to track information about the website.
  • All the above emails would generally land in your spam folder as they were shot in bulk.
  • Fake job people will generally lure you over the phone with wrong identity and information.
  • Also, take care of fake ads in newspapers and SMS services and stay safe.

E.Hemachandra Prasad

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