Job Scam

What is a Job scam?

Fake job scams are when someone tries to trick you into thinking they’re offering you a real job, but it’s actually fake. They might talk to you on messaging apps and promise you a lot of money without doing normal job things like interviews. If they ask you to do strange tasks like handling packages or buying things, be careful. And if they want you to pay money upfront or buy things before you start, it’s probably a scam.

If a job scam requests that you transfer money or pick up an unknown package, there is a good chance you’re being hired as a money mule, which can result in serious legal trouble. For more information on money mules, click here: https://www.wardedsec.com/what-is-a-money-mule

How can you stay safe?

Always be cautious when communicating with potential employers, especially if it’s only through messaging apps. Be wary of job offers that promise high wages without following standard hiring procedures like interviews. If the pay seems too good to be true, it probably is. Most job scams will often have vague positions with very little detail.

For a more detailed guide on how to spot the common signs of a job scam and how to stay safe from them, click here

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