The rise of the internet, although great for job searches, has paved the way for online scammers. Scams can come in a number of forms online but usually they involve a scammer emailing you and asking for personal details. Scams have now hit some recruitment outlets so we’ve listed below some tips on how to avoid them.
Look out for emails from unknown addresses. Some scammers will pose as a recruitment company and ask for personal information. Try to verify the address before answering any questions – ask friends and use Google to see if it’s a legitimate company.
Avoid giving out personal information like your account number and sort code to potential recruiters. This won’t be needed unless you actually get offered a job so you shouldn’t have to reveal this information straight away.
Check for spelling and grammatical mistakes. Sometimes scammers use computer software to hack accounts and it should be pretty obvious if you’ve received a message from a computer.
Only send your resume to employers and recruiters that you trust. Spend time doing your research to ensure your resume lands in good hands.