Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Job Scam Alert

Scammers are pretending to be reputable Multinational Corporations, including Oil and Gas companies, and sending jobseekers an email confirming how they have been accepted for an interview overseas.

This would of course cost money to the jobseeker (air tickets, lodging, food etc.) but the letter states that the company is willing to ‘sponsor’ 100% of the jobseekers’ expenses. The catch? Jobseekers will have to pay a ‘refundable’ deposit of USD$100 upwards. Needless to say once that fee has been paid, the victim realizes that no flights or lodgings have been reserved and that the interview offer is false.

A sample of communication emails from scammers, including screen shots, can be found on our JobStreet Forum at http://forum.jobstreet.com/index.php?showtopic=1154.

Check out our Community Digest at http://careers.jobstreet.com.my/community-digest/job-scam-alert for more examples of common scam tactics.

We also have a Safe Job Search Guide at http://www.jobstreet.com.my/announcement/2006/s/sus.htm with further tips and guidelines on what you can do if you do come across possible scams.

Thank you.

Best Regards,

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