Careers Advice General

Online Job Scams: Protect Yourself from Job Scam

Protect Yourself from Job Scam


  • Always confirm the name of the
    company that has invited you for an Interview. Confirm that the venue of
    the interview indicated is the same as the hiring company’s or
    recruiting agency’s official address.
  • Never give out your personal information over the phone to a stranger. 
  • Do not accept a money transfer where you can retain a portion as “payment or money or cheques deposited into your accounts.

What to look for:

1. A false sense of urgency by like, “you have to act now” or or “time is running out.

2. They require things like certification fees, background-check fees, or set-up fees. This is a big red flag.

What to do if you suspect a job advert or email to be fraudulent

  • Do NOT respond to the advert or email
  • Make sure you have up-to-date anti-virus software to protect your computer.
  • If you have supplied your bank account or credit card details, please contact your Bank immediately and ask for their advice.
  • Be alert for suspicious emails asking for personal details.

scam artists will ask for credit/debit cards and bank account details
and once they have this information, you will likely not hear back from

At ,
we endeavours to ensure that all job adverts on our site are for
Authentic and will remove any advert identified to be Scam.

are scam artist out there making millions off of fake job postings, and
pay-to-play schemes designed to cheat unsuspecting people.

Be Wise!

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