How to spot fake job Opportunities

Plenty of immigrants are required to find a job before immigration to the country they choose to go to. Since the work application process in this age is mostly through the internet.

Everyone should pay attention and be aware of scammers to prevent being ripped off. We no longer print and mail our prospective employer a resume. This age is almost dead from a long time ago. It is all done lately via the internet, where there are fake work offers as well.

Therefore, it would be important to take into account the following advice and details before submitting to employment to prevent scams.

How to spot fake job Opportunities

A Perfect Offer

Some benefits which these offers also accompany include free lodging, visas, and job permits. This action is being taken by scammers to attract immigrants.

You are extremely likely to be requested some money from them to help you complete your work offer at the end of the day.

Whenever you meet this sort of work offer, the first step you must take is to do appropriate diligence. Related company details can be found in search engines such as Google. When you face a similar scenario, it’s dangerous to make any rushed decision.

Check online the company’s name to see if they are hiring on their official website. It is not shocking that scammers use the websites that legit employers and agencies use.

No experience needed

You have to be careful about work offers that do not demand any experience or skills. If you apply for a position at the entry level, you are even required to have some expertise or experience.

A scam job often promises you that you are required only to work from home for a few hours and earn profitably. Most of these jobs are defined in vague terms and with less information. Check online the business details to make sure to not be distracted by unverified statements.

No professionalism

Even if most scammers think they are clever enough, they are usually exposed to little details. That is why in your work offers emails and advertisements you must not miss errors.

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Any odd or no contact information, incorrect punctuation, and grammatical, and spelling mistakes in emails may be a sign of a scam. The email can also be sent from a private account on the assumption that the server of the business has difficulties. Their interview may be planned by a phone call as well. If you detect any of these errors, you need to ignore them and not answer their offer immediately.

Lack of application

During each recruitment period, plenty of people are looking for a job application for valid jobs.  It is unusual for a real business to offer you a job with no effort required from you. 

One of the tricky methods that scammers use to get in touch with you is that they have your CV through the internet and a work opportunity already awaits you

Try to find out if the organization is real and actively hiring.

The requirement of sharing personal details

Scammers often develop creative ways of achieving their objectives. Any hirer or employer demanding confidential information such as bank data, birthdates, passwords, or address is a scam.

It’s indeed accurate that your prospective employer may like to collect information to verify your curriculum vitae, but keep an eye on work offers that may be dealing with sensitive personal information like your birthday, credit card number, marital status, or social insurance number.

Do not share any details that are not already in your CV. Any legitimate employer requires all the details needed in a CV and does not reveal to anyone your confidential private information.

 A well-known company, before they can provide you with a position, would never request such details.

The need to send money or use a personal bank account

Some readers claim that they got checks that look like checks from actual cashiers. They must pay the check, keep some money and give the remaining money through Western Union or MoneyGram to someone else.

Then they get a call from the bank a few days or weeks later stating that the check is fake. They end up losing the money they have sent already. Below is a reader’s example.

Lack of work brand? It probably isn’t a real offer then.

In fact, there are six common signs that a work offer is fake  Some of them are much more complicated and unstable as it also indicates whether the work is fake or not. However, about 99% of the time, one single sign is correct. The absence of a job brand’s digital content demonstrates how it functions there. I guarantee that if you cannot find any information online that validates and demonstrates that the work exists, then it doesn’t really exist indeed.

Where to find a company’s work brand.

Here are some useful key websites for a work seeker before applying online for a work position.

  1. Glassdoor – The only resource for information about jobs from third-party companies. Anonymous employee reviews are available and even an interview section is accessible.
  2. Indeed –  They have recently begun to ask for feedback and intend to follow Glassdoor’s lead. You don’t have as much data, but it still needs to be checked.
  3. LinkedIn – Look for both businesses and workers with the job title to which you apply. This allows you to see the sort of people they recruit.
  4. Company Website – In addition to browsing the jobs page, find the About page and search for LinkedIn founders and management to see if they are real.
  5. Facebook/Twitter/Instagram – Check the social media accounts of the company to see if it is involved and dedicated. In particular, if there are employees who post and promote their content.


All the above tips are useful to detect fake work opportunities. Although scammers are not persistent, there are still safe ways to get away from scams online and secure yourself.

Please ensure you have a track record of trustworthy agencies. These organizations would never engage in illegal contracts, considering the honesty of their operations. Working with them is able to make you feel at peace when concentrating on other aspects of your immigration.

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