8 TIPS TO HELP YOU AVOID JOB SCAMS

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With the increasing rate of global unemployment, more folks are devising means to defraud and deceive unsuspecting individuals. Most of them pose an recruiters, post fake jobs, and then make gullible people fall for it.

A lot of innocent people have had to suffer a lot of trauma because of stuff like this, and it’s quite disheartening. Because we care, we’re sharing some tips that will help you identify fake job offers, and stay safe.

REFERRAL SYSTEM

Some of these scam jobs have referral codes. These codes are the unique code of the marketer that posts the job.

CHECK FOR THEIR CONTACT DETAIL

Legitimate jobs usually carry corporate emails or other means of contacting the firm. However, individual phone numbers or emails are usually provided in the case of scam jobs.

RELUCTANCE TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION

Job scammers are always reluctant to disclose their company’s identity and what they stand for. They will likely tell you that the information you seek will be provided when you come for assessment.

WATCH FOR UNFAMILIAR JARGONS 

Another way of knowing job scammers are the terms they use. Some of the jargons they use include, “career chat”, “job briefing”, and words that seem overly ambiguous.

RESEARCH THE FIRM

To save yourself the agony of scam jobs, try to research the eligibility of the company. You could google the firm or ask people on online forums. This has been helpful for many people.

LOOK OUT FOR THEIR LOCATION

This is not a foolproof way of identifying scam firms; however, it’s a pointer for further information. Certain locations are known to accommodate higher number of job scammers than others.

EXCESSIVE MOTIVATION

If peradventure, you find yourself in the company of such a fellow, one of their identifying features is excessive motivation. They will talk about how to make millions and ballooned vocational benefits. They could even show you pay slips. They will make you see how useless you are by not making millions and how useful you could be by being part of their team. They are heavy fan of Brian Tracy’s quadrants i.e employees, self employed, business owners and investors. They are skilled in the art of using motivational rhymes.

THE SNAKE BITE

Are you familiar with the biblical Moses’ serpent that saves lives? Well, this one takes them. Their serpentine nature will be revealed after a day or two of the sham. They will introduce you to a different platform from what you applied for. They will ask you to make some payments which will qualify you for some unscrupulous positions and benefits.

Job scammers are everywhere. You can save your friends and family a lot of agony and pain by sharing this post.

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