There has been an alarming number of graduates who have been ripped off by employment scams which leave them in sometimes dangerous situations. We don’t want you to fall victim of this. Here are 3 tips on how to spot bogus jobs.
This is the most common scam and graduates should watch out. Potential employers should never ask you for money ahead of the interview or at any point during your interaction.
Granted, securing employment is hard and some opportunities may seem really tempting but don’t ever pay money to get a job.
Remember to report any potential employer who requests for any sort of payment (monetary or non-monetary)
Grads seeking employment have reported cases where the potential employer insists that original documents such as ID’s, Degrees, Banking Information should be sent via post before any interviews are done. These employers often don’t leave their contact information, or the supplied number may not work
Do not ever supply your original documents unless you can present them in person, particularly when there isn’t a contact number that you can follow up. Apart from the risk of them getting lost at the post office, you may fall victim to fraud. [ENDS]