Job scams

Is it a job scam?


When you find an advert that seems too good to be true, offers you a brilliant salary and allows you to start immediately without experience…be WARY. Most job scams are set up to make you feel like you have just stumbled on a great opportunity.



Scam identifiers


The first sign of a scam is that the text has errors and is badly written.

The email address from a job scam may not be an official company address.

If you have to pay a fee for any reason, it is usually a big indicator of a scam.

The scammer will contact you at odd hours.

The scammer asks you for personal details.

You are offered the job immediately, without experience


Protect your self against scammers


Don’t give anyone your personal details, unless you are sure it is a bona fide position.

Don’t pay anyone fees to register with an agency or for a training manual.

Keep you eyes open for too many spelling errors in the text.


Report scam job links


If you are unfortunate enough to be taken in by a scam or recognise a scam, be sure to report it immediately to save others the anguish of being taken in by the scam. Most sites have a report scam function…please make use of this feature to help keep scams off the internet.




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