Job scams have been making its rounds on WhatsApp and Telegram.
In Singapore, scammers stole close to $1 billion in 5.5 years from 2016.
If you receive a job offer that’s too good to be true, from a total stranger out of the blue like the one in the video.
Check out the video to see what you need to do!
What is a job scam?
You receive an unsolicited job offer via messaging apps, social media, etc.
Very often, potential ‘employers’ will offer high pay with very little time commitment or effort.
There are a number of different job scams. ‘Affiliate Marketing’ jobs where you are asked to pay for products in advance to boost the sales of sellers in return for commission. ‘
Agent’ jobs require you to process fund transfers using your personal bank account, then transfer the money through online banking or money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram.
Applicants for jobs like ‘Assistant Purchaser’, ‘Stock Takers’ or ‘Trial Participant’ may be asked to reveal details like name, identity card number, phone security code or OTPs. This allows the scammers to access your mobile phone to make online purchases.
‘Male Social Escort’ jobs promise introductions to wealthy female clients, but only after you pay a registration fee. You may also be asked to pay additional fees such as insurance or membership.
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