These personal details can be used for phishing scams and even be used to hijack your social media accounts or for other scams which requires impersonation.
— Cyber Dost (@CyberDost) 1588937539000
Apart from checking the privacy policies and authenticity of the job platform, citizens should be careful about fake job offers. These job offers mostly ask for a registration or application fee, especially for government jobs.
Recently, an activist in Chennai has found out how fraudsters send fake job offers under letterheads promising salaries of Rs 20,000 and more. To receive such letters, an applicant has to contact the mail id given in the advertisement. Soon, an HR manager will send a WhatsApp message and ask for the resume. Within a day or two, the offer letter will be sent via WhatsApp. However, one has to make a payment of Rs 950-1,500 to get this so-called ‘job’.
Fraudsters most lure people by offering fake joining letters from big companies and government organisations.
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