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8 Tips To Help You Avoid A Job Scam by PatrickOkunima(m): 6:48am On Feb 02, 2018
One of the most agonizing things that could happen to an unemployed fellow is for him/her to fall victim of unscrupulous recruitment. Apart from the emotional trauma attached to this, there is also the financial extortion associated with it. Some people will travel across states to attend scam job interviews.

The following are some of the tips you could use to identify fake jobs:

Referral system: Some of these scam jobs have referral codes. These codes are the unique code of the marketer that posted the job.

Contact: Legitimate jobs usually carry corporate emails or other means of contacting the firm. However, individual phone numbers or emails are usually provided in the case of scam jobs.

Reluctance to disclose information: Job scammers are always reluctant to disclose their company’s identity and what they stand for. They will likely tell you that the information you seek will be provided when you come for assessment.

Unfamiliar jargons: Another way of knowing job scammers are the terms they use. Some of the jargons they use include, “career chat”, “job briefing”

Research the firm: To save yourself the agony of scam jobs, try to research the eligibility of the company. You could google the firm or ask people on online forums. This has been helpful for many people.

Locations: This is not a foolproof way of identifying scam firms, however, it’s a pointer for further information. Certain locations are known to accommodate higher number of job scammers than others.

Excessive motivation: If peradventure you find yourself in the company of such fellow, one of their identifying features is excessive motivation. They will talk about how to make millions and ballooned vocational benefits. They could even show you pay slips. They will make you see how useless you are by not making millions and how useful you could be by been part of their team. They are heavy fan of Brian Tracy’s quadrants i.e employees, self employed, business owners and investors. They are skilled in the art of using motivational rhymes.

The snake bite: Are you familiar with the biblical moses serpent that saves lives? Well, this one takes them. Their serpentine nature will be revealed after a day or two of the sham. They will introduce you to a different platform from what you applied for. They will ask you to make some payments which will qualify you for some unscrupulous positions and benefits.

Closing remarks

Job scammers are evolving every day. They are developing strategies to stay relevant. Some of them belong to both national and international certified organizations and have fully registered companies just to make them look real to gullible job seekers. You must always try to decipher what they are not saying to avoid the agony associated with it.

You can save your friends from becoming victims of job scams by sharing this article with them.

Watch out for our next publication on “Interview Etiquettes”

Source: https://patrickokunima.com/2018/02/02/8-tips-to-help-you-avoid-a-job-scam/

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Re: 8 Tips To Help You Avoid A Job Scam by sandyd: 7:35am On Feb 02, 2018
Especially in Abj they are so many

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Re: 8 Tips To Help You Avoid A Job Scam by gunners160(m): 7:47am On Feb 02, 2018
sandyd:
Especially in Abj they are so many
This guy don search for job tirer

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Re: 8 Tips To Help You Avoid A Job Scam by Iruobean(m): 7:47am On Feb 02, 2018
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Re: 8 Tips To Help You Avoid A Job Scam by GeoOla25(m): 7:49am On Feb 02, 2018
The guy above me ��
Re: 8 Tips To Help You Avoid A Job Scam by MRAKBEE(m): 7:49am On Feb 02, 2018
Job scamming is real..

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Re: 8 Tips To Help You Avoid A Job Scam by Nobody: 7:50am On Feb 02, 2018
PatrickOkunima:
One of the most agonizing things that could happen to an unemployed fellow is for him/her to fall victim of unscrupulous recruitment. Apart from the emotional trauma attached to this, there is also the financial extortion associated with it. Some people will travel across states to attend scam job interviews.

The following are some of the tips you could use to identify fake jobs:

Referral system: Some of these scam jobs have referral codes. These codes are the unique code of the marketer that posted the job.

Contact: Legitimate jobs usually carry corporate emails or other means of contacting the firm. However, individual phone numbers or emails are usually provided in the case of scam jobs.

Reluctance to disclose information: Job scammers are always reluctant to disclose their company’s identity and what they stand for. They will likely tell you that the information you seek will be provided when you come for assessment.

Unfamiliar jargons: Another way of knowing job scammers are the terms they use. Some of the jargons they use include, “career chat”, “job briefing”

Research the firm: To save yourself the agony of scam jobs, try to research the eligibility of the company. You could google the firm or ask people on online forums. This has been helpful for many people.

Locations: This is not a foolproof way of identifying scam firms, however, it’s a pointer for further information. Certain locations are known to accommodate higher number of job scammers than others.

Excessive motivation: If peradventure you find yourself in the company of such fellow, one of their identifying features is excessive motivation. They will talk about how to make millions and ballooned vocational benefits. They could even show you pay slips. They will make you see how useless you are by not making millions and how useful you could be by been part of their team. They are heavy fan of Brian Tracy’s quadrants i.e employees, self employed, business owners and investors. They are skilled in the art of using motivational rhymes.

The snake bite: Are you familiar with the biblical moses serpent that saves lives? Well, this one takes them. Their serpentine nature will be revealed after a day or two of the sham. They will introduce you to a different platform from what you applied for. They will ask you to make some payments which will qualify you for some unscrupulous positions and benefits.

Closing remarks

Job scammers are evolving every day. They are developing strategies to stay relevant. Some of them belong to both national and international certified organizations and have fully registered companies just to make them look real to gullible job seekers. You must always try to decipher what they are not saying to avoid the agony associated with it.

You can save your friends from becoming victims of job scams by sharing this article with them.

Watch out for our next publication on “Interview Etiquettes”

Source: https://patrickokunima.com/2018/02/02/8-tips-to-help-you-avoid-a-job-scam/
Thanks for sharing.
I am still wondering how Nigeria descended to the dungeons so fast.
Re: 8 Tips To Help You Avoid A Job Scam by omoyankee3(m): 7:51am On Feb 02, 2018
Good tips
Re: 8 Tips To Help You Avoid A Job Scam by Abjay97(m): 7:55am On Feb 02, 2018
Lol, meanwhile;

Re: 8 Tips To Help You Avoid A Job Scam by sunbbo(m): 7:57am On Feb 02, 2018
Nice.

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Re: 8 Tips To Help You Avoid A Job Scam by Paschal001: 8:13am On Feb 02, 2018
.address like Onipanu, Palmgrove etc are usually the place to avoid.

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Re: 8 Tips To Help You Avoid A Job Scam by Krafty006: 8:50am On Feb 02, 2018
become self employed, check my profile
Re: 8 Tips To Help You Avoid A Job Scam by engrjacuzzi: 9:31am On Feb 02, 2018
can't the necessary authority get these scammers arrested

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Re: 8 Tips To Help You Avoid A Job Scam by Austin7768: 9:37am On Feb 02, 2018
and that's how I attended one in owerri, they kept introducing one boss to another.. beaten about the bush without disclosing their main objective.... at d end the said if u wanna qualify among the first set of people u must make a payment of 16500 that very day...some gullible graduates accepted to pay..me and my fellow smart dudes just left d place....the funniest thing is that they advertise their job with different names like "High pullers" Regal" and so on. with tagged amount per year....pls let's be very careful..the lord will help us all

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Re: 8 Tips To Help You Avoid A Job Scam by Nobody: 11:50am On Feb 02, 2018
Those guys who were willing to pay connived with the recruiter.
Austin7768:
and that's how I attended one in owerri, they kept introducing one boss to another.. beaten about the bush without disclosing their main objective.... at d end the said if u wanna qualify among the first set of people u must make a payment of 16500 that very day...some gullible graduates accepted to pay..me and my fellow smart dudes just left d place....the funniest thing is that they advertise their job with different names like "High pullers" Regal" and so on. with tagged amount per year....pls let's be very careful..the lord will help us all

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Re: 8 Tips To Help You Avoid A Job Scam by samsard(m): 12:28pm On Feb 02, 2018
Austin7768:
and that's how I attended one in owerri, they kept introducing one boss to another.. beaten about the bush without disclosing their main objective.... at d end the said if u wanna qualify among the first set of people u must make a payment of 16500 that very day...some gullible graduates accepted to pay..me and my fellow smart dudes just left d place....the funniest thing is that they advertise their job with different names like "High pullers" Regal" and so on. with tagged amount per year....pls let's be very careful..the lord will help us all
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Re: 8 Tips To Help You Avoid A Job Scam by Zionist26(m): 1:34pm On Feb 02, 2018
Paschal001:
.address like Onipanu, Palmgrove etc are usually the place to avoid.
MP Global for Onipanu don do me strong thing o...
I know I will get my own pound of flesh on that woman very soon.

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