9 suggestions for avoiding job scams in 2022
9 suggestions for avoiding job scams in 2022
As employment scams are regularly "re-invented" by con artists, you can even find yourself in a situation where you need a job and fall for one.

Unfortunately, no matter how well-versed you are in the various varieties and the warning flags they come with, you will never be completely protected from work scams.

Since con artists "re-invent" employment scams frequently, you can even find yourself in a situation where you need a job and become a victim of one.

Due to this, whenever you come across a listing that sounds suspect, be sure to:

  • Look for information online: See what comes up when you Google the business, the employer, or the management recruiters. For instance, if you receive a job offer by email from a nameless person who claims to be a recruiter, you should look up that person's name online (or on LinkedIn) to verify their claim.

  • Speak to a person you can trust: Show the job listing to someone you know and trust if you come across a job offer that just sounds too good to be true (for example, if it promises a tremendous salary in exchange for minimum abilities). They could provide you with an invaluable second perspective on whether the job is legitimate or a fraud.

  • Never pay to secure a job guarantee: Any employment that asks you to pay for it is undoubtedly a fraud. In most cases, you have to earn a job; you can't just pay for one. Therefore, you can be confident that any offer in which you are told that you can simply pay for a position is a hoax.

  • Make contact with the business: Have you come across a purported job posting on social media from a business? Don't believe everything you hear or read. Send the company an email to inquire about the deal's validity, or at the very least, examine if the listing is on the company's website. The position should unquestionably be listed on the website if it is legitimate.

  • Never consent to any kind of wire transfer: Money transfers are common among fraudsters. They involve fast transferring money from one account to another, and it is very difficult to get those monies back. Therefore, if you receive an email purporting to be from a company executive and it asks you to wire money because there isn't a simpler payment method, that is your clue that the email is a job scam.

  • Reject job offers that have no experience requirements: As we previously stated, a position that pays a respectable wage will call for a specific level of expertise or experience in the industry. Therefore, it's probably a bad idea to accept a job offer that offers decent/easy money for a simple task.

  • Never consent to give prospective access to your bank information: You will eventually have to give your company sensitive information like your bank account information. However, before you begin working for them, no legitimate company will ever request your bank information.

  • Avoid interacting with prospective employers who pressure you to act rapidly:   When the con artist exhorts you to move quickly to "seal the deal" and give them your money or your personal information, that is a common symptom of a job scam. Depending on the organisation's hiring policy, a typical hiring process lasts at least one to three weeks. Therefore, any employer who promises a lightning-fast hiring procedure is certain to be a con artist.

  • Refusing an offer if you didn't apply: Scammers can occasionally approach you out of the blue and claim you've been hired for a position you didn't apply for. This is, of course, a scam.

Work-from-home scams emailed job offers, phoney job postings on social media, job scams on legitimate job sites, job placement service scams, and false employment/recruitment websites are some of the most common job frauds.


Make sure to get in touch with Infinite Exists's job consultancy in Delhi, speak to someone you can trust, and decline any offers that request money or sensitive information because we never guarantee you high compensation for jobs that require only a little professional expertise.