Beware of Job Scams
Thursday 20 Aug, 2015
Beware of Job Scams
As you browse our website for jobs, there are job scam advertisements which you must protect yourself from. Some dubious people may often put up fake job adverts to cheat unsuspecting people. You are therefore advised to be vigilant and careful against job scams and other fraudulent activities during the course of your job search.
Things to look out for
Below are the forms by which Fraudulent activities occur:
- Scammers willing to leave you behind the game will prey on your desire to do something, typically accompanied by a false sense of urgency by saying things like, “you have to act now” or “time is running out.
- Scammers often use words in the job title to catch your attention, such as “Work at Home”, “No Experience Necessary”, and “Make $1000 a week”or“Work just one hour a week.
- Don’t give out your personal details over the phone to a stranger; and requests made for personal details via e-mail, such as a copy of your ID, bank account information, or social security number, can also be used by identity thieves.
- If few details about the employer are included in the ad, posting, or e-mail, such as no company name, website, e-mail address, or location, then this may be a scam.
- If you receive an unsolicited e-mail and it comes from a free domain e-mail address (e.g., gmail.com, hotmail.com, or yahoo.com) it could be a scam. If the name of the e-mail signature does not match the name of the e-mail, this may be a scam. Never click on a link in an e-mail from someone you do not know, it could be a virus or other malicious software.
Ghanaworkforce.com works hard to ensure that all job advertisements on our site are for authentic job opportunities and will remove any advert identified to have breached the ghanaworkforce Terms and Conditions.
Things to NOTE if you suspect a job advert or email to be fraudulent?
- Never respond to the advert or email immediately.
- Let ghanaworkforce be notify immediately, by providing a link to the ad or a copy of the email.
- Make sure you have security software to protect your computer.
- Do not release your social security number, bank account or PIN, or credit card information. There is absolutely no reason why a recruiter or employer would require any such information from you. Never impart any financial information.