Working remotely, easy to do, and offered with a substantial income - is this the job you want? Beware, scammers are using fake job opportunities that seem to be good to lure you into a trap.
Even on legitimate job-offering platforms, people may run into job scams. Be cautious, learn about this scam and follow BrokersView's advice to avoid being scammed while not missing out on real job opportunities.
Scammers posing as recruiters post job adverts on recruitment platforms to lure candidates in or actively reach out to potential victims via social media to ask if they are interested in the job opportunities. Even legitimate platforms have scammers hiding, so no matter what source you've learned about a job offer, you need to keep your eyes sharp.
Scammers' fabricated job offers are always very tempting - the work is simple, you can work from home as long as you have a mobile phone or computer, the pay is daily or weekly, and most importantly, a good wage.
People who want to find a job often do not refuse such invitations to interviews. In some cases, students, housewives and retired people are more likely to become victims of job scams. These groups of people don't have the energy or time to find a full-time job, but they do have the idea of trying to earn pin money when they are not occupied, which makes them easy targets for online job scams.
To make it seem more genuine, scammers often arrange tests or interviews for their victims. But the challenges will not be too difficult, and it won't be long before the scammer congratulates you by saying, "You've got the job!" At this point, the scammers' attention is now fully focused on your wallet and personal information.
The scammer then tell you that you have to pay taxes or some "fees" to receive your wage or to get the job. They may also ask for personal information, even your bank information. In this way, both your money and personal information are in the hands of the scammer.
Sometimes, job seekers have to pay in advance due to "duty calls." But these payments "in advance" often go straight into the pockets of the scammers.
Moreover, such job scams are possible to be linked to investment scams when a scammer asks you to open an account with a link. According to some exposures from BrokersView users, some sites where the scammers asked job seekers to open an account may belong to an unlicensed financial broker.
To avoid becoming a victim of a job scam, keep the following suggestions in mind:
Search for information about the hiring company before applying for a job. If the job offer is not from a legitimate company, ignore it.
Do not pay for jobs. People look for jobs to earn more money, not to pay for it. Companies that really want to offer you a job won't ask you to pay a fee.