In this era of the internet, it’s really easy for job seekers to find vacancies at the click of a button from anywhere. However, at the same time job seekers are more vulnerable to hackers. So, the question is, How to Find Whether a Job Offer is Fake or not? Here are the ways to figure out.
How to Find Whether a Job Offer is Fake?
- Usually, the fake job emails will not have detailed information about the job, role, company and package. You won’t get a clear picture of the job details and the company from such e-mails.
- If the job email is asking for money for the registration for the job or as a bond, that’s a fake job call. The legitimate companies never ask for money for any bond or security deposits or registration.
- You will see a huge list of openings in such fake job emails. Starting from a blue collar job post of all industries to white collar posts to the top management.
- Since such fake job emails sent in bulk, you will see those emails would land in your spam folder.
- Email addresses of the sender of fake jobs would be deceptive like this ‘@abc.com’. Or, the email address would be of Gmail or Yahoo or Hotmail. However, a genuine job call email should have an email address using their companies domain.
- Company’s physical address would be incorrect.
- Companies never ask for your personal details such as your date of birth, account number or any other personal detail in the very first email. You provide these information, once you get the offer letter from the company to join the job. However, in a fake job email, you may see them asking such information in the very first email.
For your own safety, it is advisable to research a little about the company before applying. Visit their official website. Check their career page whether there is any such job opening available. Compare the contact information and the physical address of the company mentioned in the email with that of the company website.