How to spot a fake job

Tips for how to spot a fake job or job scam.

Be alert to fictitious emails or messages with job offers

Fraudulent individuals will often steal the reputation of a company and pretend to be advertising job opportunities in their name. If you have received an email advertising a job that you have not applied for, this may be fraudulent, and you should treat it as suspicious and not click on any links within the email/message.

Look out for email job offers that claim they can make you rich quickly and offer incredibly high salaries for part-time hours and/or require you to make an upfront payment to secure work.

A professional employer/agency will not ask you for money to work for them.

If at any stage you are concerned, make your own enquiries as to whether this is legitimate request.