When you are on a job hunt, you may find a variety of job offers from several recruiters.
Remember that things are not always what they seem.
There might be a scammer pretending to be a recruiter to get your personal information and trick you. Protect yourself from such scammers. Read these 5 sure signs to identify a fake recruiter.
The job post is written unprofessionally
One of the sure signs of a scam is that the job description is poorly written. There are several awkward and overly formal sentences, or there are many grammar and punctuation mistakes.
Remember that professional companies value their image. Hence, they do not post unprofessional job descriptions and details.
Requests for unnecessary information
The general information that genuine recruiters ask for is usually your resume, contact details, and references.
If he is asking you for your bank account information or any other personal information that makes you feel uncomfortable, there may be something fishy going on. A genuine recruiter will never ask such questions during the first meeting or interview. And when he asks, he clearly states the reason for requesting such information.
Pay sounds too good
A job that does not require a candidate’s previous experience or has shorter working hours and still offers a great salary is, in most cases, a scam. Scammers write appealing job descriptions to lure people and make them provide information. So, beware of a job salary that sounds too good to be true.
Asks to make a payment before recruitment
So you found an amazing job that you have been looking for for so long, but the only issue is they have asked you to make a payment or an investment to set up the equipment you will be using.
The job description may look very tempting but don’t fall for it. Such fraud companies get money and then run away. This kind of scam is more common in work-from-home job offers.
Hires without an interview
A legitimate company conducts an interview before hiring an employee to determine if he is fit for the job or not. Contrarily, a fake recruiter will hire you without having an interview. He may even invite you to an online interview through an insecure messaging platform.
The platform will ask you to create an account to use the service. In this way, scammers will get your personal information that they can for their advantage.
Don’t fall prey to scammers
Below are the expert tips you should keep in mind to protect yourself from getting scammed.
• Verify the company’s authenticity through its website and social media business accounts.
• Research the online messaging platform through which the recruiter wants to have an interview with you. Find out if it is reliable or not.
• Report scammers to Google, LinkedIn, Gmail, or any other platform through which they contacted you, or you found their job post.
• Let a recruiting company like Kashmir Overseas handle the work for you. Our experts can differentiate between a legitimate company and a fraud company. We can help you get your dream job.