how to spot fake job postings?
1. If money is involved. You’ve been asked to transfer money for medical check, work pass application or to attend the job interview
2. The company has no website or official/corporate social media account
3. Job offer sent from a personal email domain or a “noreply” email
4. You did not apply for the job
5. The job is too good to be true
6. Job description is unclear or too short
7. Poor use of the English language with multiple typos and grammatical errors in the job advertisement
8. You found the job advertisement in a random social media community
9. Communication channels are only limited to social media channels such as Facebook, Whatsapp or Telegram
When looking for a job, please do not follow unsolicited Facebook groups that promote fraudulent job advertisements. We also do not recommend individuals to respond to sketchy job offers in email or suspicious job postings on social media channels or cross-platform messaging services or reply to fake job calls from unknown numbers.
Remember that it is never safe to disclose your personal and/or banking details to anyone you do not know.
how to report a scam?
If you have been exposed to a fake job advertisement on a cross-platform messaging service or social media network, received fake job offers in email or fraudulent job opportunity from an individual and/or organisation or are an unfortunate victim of such a job scam, we advise you to file an official report with the local police immediately.
File a report with the local authorities. By reporting a scammer to the police, you are helping us raise awareness of job scams and protecting your family and friends from becoming victims of scams. Please provide the local police with all the information you have, such as:
- Sender’s name and contact information
- A copy of the fraudulent job advertisement
- Your chat history with the individual and/or organisation
- The bank account details that you’ve been asked to remit money to
- The banking remittance details (if payment has already been made)
At Randstad, we do not condone any illegal activities carried out by individuals and/or organisations based on local laws. If you come across a job post that looks suspicious and you are unsure of, we advise you to call the respective randstad offices directly to verify the job ad or mail us.