Protect yourself against Internet fraud!
Never send money to any person, agent or employer to get listed or considered for employment. Legitimate companies don’t ask for money. If you’re told that you need to purchase software or pay for services, Beware.
When called for an interview confirm company name, address and telephone number to contact.
Before agreeing to an interview, do your research. If it’s a real company, you should be able to find information about the company by doing an online search.
Keep copies of all correspondence (emails, job ads, letters, etc.) and details of jobs you are applying for.
If a deal seems too good to be true, there is every chance that this is the case. Refrain.
Recognize attempted scam
The majority of scams have one or more of these characteristics:
You didn’t contact them; they contacted you: They say that they found your resume online.They either offer you a job right away or say they want to interview you.Sometimes the scammers will try to entice you by saying that you made the cut and they are interviewing the finalists for the job.
You get the job right away. After a quick phone or Instant Message interview, the ‘interviewer’immediately contacts you to offer you the job.
Scammers try to make their emails sound believable by listing job requirement Usually, these requirements are so ridiculously simple that almost everyone qualifies: Must be 18 years old, Must be a citizen, Must have access to the internet. (You wouldn’t be reading their email if you didn’t have internet access, right?) The job requirements don’t mention years of education or experience. As a rule of thumb, if it’s a real job, the requirements will be quite specific.
You are asked to provide confidential information such as your bank account, credit card or security number.
The deal seems to be too good to be true.