Fake job offers and job scams

Information on different types of fake job offers and job scams

Phishing

What is meant by the word phishing?


Every internet site in the world is facing the growing issue of fraudulent usage of information, and we want to work with Job Seekers to alert this practice. Please keep reading to learn more about the warning signs and what you can do.

Spam email is such a common occurrence today that you may think you know what to look for. But there are two types of email scams – what is known as 'phishing' and 'spoofing' – that can be more difficult to identify.

Both practices concern fraudulent email where the 'from address' has been forged to make it appear as if it came from somewhere, or someone, other than the actual source.




How is 'phishing' different than 'spoofing'?


Spoof emails often include a fraudulent offer of employment and/or the invitation to serve as a go-between for payment processing or money transfers. This scam is primarily directed at a general audience, but it can also reach individuals who have included contact information on their CV. Like with phishing emails, the sender's address is often disguised.




What's 'phishing' all about - and how do I spot it?


Phishing emails are used to fraudulently obtain personal identification and account information. They can also be used to lure the recipient into downloading malicious software. The message will often suggest there are issues with the recipient's account that requires immediate attention. A link will also be provided to a spoof website where the recipient will be asked to provide personal/account information or download malicious software. A reputable organisation will never ask you to download software to access your account or use their services.





If you have seen potentially fraudulent activity, report now to keep others safe.

Money Mules

What is meant by the word phishing?


Every internet site in the world is facing the growing issue of fraudulent usage of information, and we want to work with Job Seekers to alert this practice. Please keep reading to learn more about the warning signs and what you can do.

Spam email is such a common occurrence today that you may think you know what to look for. But there are two types of email scams – what is known as 'phishing' and 'spoofing' – that can be more difficult to identify.

Both practices concern fraudulent email where the 'from address' has been forged to make it appear as if it came from somewhere, or someone, other than the actual source.




How is 'phishing' different than 'spoofing'?


Spoof emails often include a fraudulent offer of employment and/or the invitation to serve as a go-between for payment processing or money transfers. This scam is primarily directed at a general audience, but it can also reach individuals who have included contact information on their CV. Like with phishing emails, the sender's address is often disguised.




What's 'phishing' all about - and how do I spot it?


Phishing emails are used to fraudulently obtain personal identification and account information. They can also be used to lure the recipient into downloading malicious software. The message will often suggest there are issues with the recipient's account that requires immediate attention. A link will also be provided to a spoof website where the recipient will be asked to provide personal/account information or download malicious software. A reputable organisation will never ask you to download software to access your account or use their services.