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.

If you are still unsure of the authenticity of the email/message and/or the link you are advised to use, do not proceed as this may not be a legitimate source.