Posted in South Korea forum
Sadly, the rates of complaint on scammers are on the rise. They are victimizing a lot of job-seekers looking by offering fictitious job opportunities that are posted on job boards. Unsuspecting job seekers are being conned into parting with their hard-earned money. They are also the usual victims of identity theft.
What is a recruitment scam?
A recruitment or job scam occurs when a crook posed as an employer or recruiter. These criminals offer desirable employment opportunities to people who are looking for jobs. It becomes a scam when the recruiter requires the job seeker to pay money in advance.
Recruitment becomes illegitimate when it is under the guise of credit checks, work visas, travel expenses or background checks. They ask the individuals about their personal information, as well as their financial details. They might even ask their victims to pay a fee before they can surely land the job and start on the employment. Once the fee has been paid over, the scammer disappears and the would-be employee is left with no job and money.
Scammers have different techniques on how they operate the scam but they all have the same goal. They aim to obtain cash, as well as your confidential personal information which they can be used for identity theft.
Fraudsters have become more and more crafty in the way they operate their scam. The police received many complaints and there are pending cases still on review.
Job seekers must be vigilant when it comes to looking for job offers. It might be too good to be true that they may fall trap in the fraud job opening which is offered by illegitimate recruiters. They target both local and overseas job seekers, especially the aspirant immigrants and contractors. They lure them with huge salaries, paid travel grants, and even work permits to entice them to part with their money.
Recognizing a job scam
Scammers use tactics of promotions in luring job seekers to check out their offerings. If the recruiter sends you a link, do not submit any personal information yet. Using the website or any link they have provided may lead to identity theft.
It’s probably a scam if they require you to pay a fee in advance. That’s the golden rule when it comes to spotting a fraud job offer. Reputable companies do not ask for money from their employees. They typically shoulder the costs themselves.
Another warning sign in spotting a fake recruitment is if the recruiter offers a training for a job but requires you to allot a particular amount of money. No legitimate recruiter will ask for money upfront. It’s better to review the legitimacy of the company where the recruiter is working before complying with any request or requirement.