Frequent Job Scams Instructions & Safety Manual:
1. Don’t pay a fee upfront. Most legitimate employment agencies don’t charge unless they actually succeed in getting you a job.
2. Be cautious about emails offering help getting a job. Many unsolicited emails are fraudulent.
3. Know exactly what services are being offered. The company may only provide advice or help writing a resume. Some fraudulent employment services simply sell lists of companies that they have gotten from public directories. They may not have contacted those companies directly or know if there are really any job openings.
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4. Document all promises. Print out the information so you can prove what you were promised.
5. Be wary of promises to help get you a government job. If a test is required, the government usually conducts it. No employment service can guarantee that you’ll qualify for a government job or arrange to get you special treatment.
6. Money-back guarantees may not be worth the paper they’re written on. Fraudulent employment services will use an endless string of excuses for why you’re not entitled to a refund.
7. Foreign company offers you a job receiving payments from customers, then wiring funds foreign company may claim it is unable to receive payments from its customers directly you are typically offered a percentage of payments received this kind of “position” may be posted as a job, or offered to you via email.
8. A company guarantees a job but will want a deposit from you.
9. Someone may use us(jobconsultancy) to certify themselves. These claims are fraudulent, as jobconsultancy does not have any role in any transaction.
10. Opportunities abroad: Who does not dream of being paid high wages to work in an exotic locale? Remember, high-paid job opportunities overseas for people who lack significant experience in a particular field, are virtually nonexistent.
11. Business Opportunity Scams: Avoid those work at Home scams.
Don’t be fooled by
# Documented ‘proof’
# Huge income potentials
12. This rapidly growing scam – sometimes called mule recruiting – involves fraudsters actively targeting consumers to act as money transfer agents in the sale of goods and services.
1. Scammers have now launched a new fraud on internet by offering jobs in oil and other companies with very attractive salaries ranging from US$ 45,000 to 95,000 with many other perks and priviledges like quality single or family housing accommodation, free medical care and insurance for entire family, excellent educational assistance benefits for all dependents, airfares with holiday travel, and excess baggage allowances, paid vacation, official vehicle, and many more gimmicks like these.
These Scammers mostly target the Asian countries as the unemployment ratio is rather very high in these states and majority are living below the poverty line.
2. Some time scammers advertise a job on the behalf of a real company. A bogus telephone or by email interview may take place and after some time you are informed that you are selected for that job. Now you need to secure the job they ask you to send money for your work visa or travel costs to the agent or a bogus travel agent who works on their behalf no matter what the variation, they always involve the job seeker sending them or their agent money, credit card or bank account details.
3. The entire job offer might sound complicated, and this is your job scope:
# Receive payment from Clients.
# Cash Payments at your Bank.
# Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed.
# Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be contacted to send payment to(Payment is to be forwarded either by Money Gram or Western Union Money Transfer). For just 1 to 3 hours per day, you will earn US$4,000. Its too good to be true… and its definitely a scam.
# Data Entry Job.
There are many similar scam like the data entry job scam where they advertise on the net or newspaper that they are looking for work at home typist or data entry worker. These companies usually claim that they have lots of project on hand and they need help to get someone who can work from their own home. They claim that it is cheaper to employed work at home workers as compare with a full time worker. In these job scams, they will usually asked you to pay an application fees or buy a special software that are only available from them before you can start your work at home data entry job.
How To Avoid Them:
# PLEASE DONT WIRE ANY FUNDS, anyone who asks you to do so is a scammer.
# Be aware that legitimate employers do not need your bank account number for “direct deposit” before you have even reported for work.
# FAKE CASHIER CHECKS & MONEY ORDERS ARE COMMON, and BANKS WILL CASH THEM AND THEN HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE when the fake is discovered weeks later.
# JOBCONSULTANCY IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY MONEY TRANSACTION BETWEEN OUR EMPLOYERS, CONSULTANTS & EMPLOYEES and any other type of placement agency until otherwise mentioned, and does not offer “any protection” or “EMPLOYEE/CONSULTANT certification”
# PLEASE DONT GIVE OUT YOUR FINANCIAL INFORMATION
# It is important to keep in mind that research is the best defence for combating scams.
# You can swiftly recognize a SCAMMING job employment service by simply doing a bit of decent research.
PLEASE NOTIFY ANY SCAMS or SCAM attempts TO email@example.com
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