The internet is full of opportunities, but it also has its share of fraudulent work listings that can appear anywhere.
1. Companies requesting payment
Any work that needs you to pay any price, no matter how small, is a scam. Recruiters can inform you that an application or registration fee is required. Know, there is no such thing as a credible source.
2. Typos and spurious content
Be wary of work postings that involve typos, grammatical errors, or poorly written text. Bad material is a dead giveaway.
You can also look up a company’s details on the Ministry of Corporate Affairs website to see if it’s legal.
3. Don’t disclose personal information
It is understandable to share your email address and phone number for the sake of getting in touch. It is not a good idea to disclose your bank account details, your identification numbers, or your Aadhar card number.
4. Too good to be true
Expecting a job to pay a lot of money for a small amount of work is impractical. Even if it is a legitimate company, you may be faced with unrealistic business objectives and other constraints.
Young job seekers are vulnerable to manipulation in these strange times. It’s important to ensure that you’ve got your back and have a solid presence in the industry of your choosing. Trust your instincts and be on the watch for red flags.