There is an increasing number of fake job offers soliciting fees from applicants circulating on the Internet. Below are some tips to stay away from fraud.
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What are some warning signs of a potential scam?
- You have been offered a job without being interviewed.
- You are being asked to send or transfer money.
- You are being asked to pay fees for things such as housing accommodations, legal documents, visa applications, or otherwise.
- You are being asked to provide sensitive information such as bank account, social security, or identification numbers.
How you can determine if a job offer is a fake?
- Search the Anti Fraud International site to see if a similar scam has been reported before.
- Confirm that the email address being used by the person communicating with you matches the name of the organization.
- Contact the organization through their official website, under the “Contact Us” section in order to get confirmation that it is a valid job offer.
What you can do if you believe you have been the victim of a scam?
- Scams can be reported to local authorities. In the U.S, complaints can be filed with The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
- Share your story here so that others can stay informed on fraudulent activity.