We are committed to your safe and secure job search, and have undertaken strong measures to discourage emails with fraud job offers from reaching your inbox.
We would further like to make you aware of how to detect such fraud/scam mails, so you can make your job search safer.
We recommend a platform that brings together Jobseekers and Employers. It is neither a recruitment firm nor does it act as a labor consultant or employment partner of any employer. The portal has to be used by numerous corporate, placement companies, and recruitment firms. Regrettably, sometimes, false job postings are listed online, and non-existing job offers are sent via email to illegally collect personal information and/or money from unsuspecting job seekers.
Indicators to check if an email from an employer/recruiter is a fraud/scam mail:
1. If you have not heard the name of the company before, search on Yahoo, Google or MSN to see if the company has a genuine website. Also check if other people have reported that the employer has been involved in job scams previously.
2. If the mail asks for your personal, non-work related information such as Credit Card numbers or Bank information over phone or email.
3. If the mailer has used free email IDs to contact you or as ‘reply to’ email IDs. For example, if you get a job offer from XYZ Petroleum Company, and their email ID is email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org then it is most probably a fake company. Real companies use their own domain name on their email, and do not use free email providers.
4. If the ‘reply to’ email ID is different from the ‘from’ email ID
5. If the contact telephone numbers are mobile phone numbers
6. If the mailer asks for money-transfers, or payment for any employment/recruitment related purpose, such as immigration and visa processing, travel etc.
7. If it offers jobs without a face to face interview
8. If the mail offers jobs you have not applied for
9. If it offers unrealistic amounts of remunerations/benefits
Before you respond to such emails, we strongly recommend you do a discreet enquiry and verify the legitimacy of the employer.
We wish you good luck in your job search