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Common Questions about Fraud

v What is Internet Fraud?

Internet fraud is “the use of Internet services or software with Internet access to take advantage of victims; for example, by stealing personal information, which can lead to identity theft.”
 

v What is Malware?

Short for “malicious software”, malware is a software program that is designed to damage or disable computer systems. Common examples of malware include viruses, worms, Trojan horses and spyware. The best way to avoid malware infections on your computer is to not download or install anything that you do not trust or understand. Use an antivirus software program to keep your computer safe; keep it updated, turned on and schedule a scan at least once a week to protect your computer.

 

v What is Phishing?

Phishing is a form of internet fraud which the “phisher” will attempt to learn personal information about a victim by masquerading as a reputable entity. In many cases, the phisher will use email as a method to falsely claim an established enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft.

Typically a victim receives a message that appears to have been sent by a well-known and trustworthy organization. The attachments or links in the message may install malware onto the user’s device or direct a victim to a website set up to trick them into divulging personal and financial information. Examples included: asking for passwords, social security numbers, bank account numbers, account IDs or credit card details. The website, however, is fraudulent and is used only to steal the user’s information.

 

v What are Online Job Scams?

While there are legitimate ways to work online, it is very important that a job seeker is able to identify the real from the fake.

Online Job Scams are “positions” which claim that almost anyone can perform the job and earn lots of money usually from the comfort of their home without any advanced skill, knowledge or training. They often sound like great opportunities for earning some extra money but in reality they are just ways to manipulate job seekers into losing their money and identity. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

 

v How should I avoid Online Job Scams?

Blog Article: Knowing the Job Scam Warning Signs


v How should I protect myself when looking for a job?

Without a doubt, job seekers need to research the companies and position that they are applying for. Visit their website and look for their company name, phone number and address. If you are suspicious of the posting, place a call to the company and inquire about the job details.

Secondly, be careful in providing personal information such as your Social Security Number, Driver’s License number, Date of Birth or any other sensitive information that would make it easy for someone to steal your identity. If you are asked to fill out an application on an employer’s website, you can check to see if that page is secure (the address bar should read “https:” and have a security lock).

Thirdly and most importantly, job seekers should NEVER cash/wire/ship any checks or products to a company. Legitimate companies will never ask you, for any reason, to set up a bank account, to deposit checks, or to accept direct funds into your account and then wire them to another source. If you receive an email requesting you to do so, cease communication with the company and contact Employment Seeker immediately. Please report all violations to info@employmentseeker.net.

 

v What should I do if I am a victim of an Online Job Scam?

You are solely responsible for your interactions with Employers that you contact, or that contact you. Please note there are risks, including but not limited to the risk of physical harm, that may arise when dealing with strangers, including persons who may be acting under false pretenses. You should therefore use caution with regard to the information you elect to share as part of your User Profile or in a Job Application or resume that you provide through the Service. Only list the contact information that you are comfortable disclosing to Employers and other Users of the Service.

Although Employment Seeker Publication, LLC requests Employers maintain the confidentiality of the job applications and resumes they receive through the service, Employment Seeker Publication, LLC cannot and does not guarantee the information you provide to Employers through the service as part of a job application, onboarding process, employee or benefits management process, or via a resume, will be held in confidence or properly secured by each applicable employer. In addition, Employment Seeker Publication, LLC takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any Job Listing, Onboarding or other Employee-related documents, Human Resources information, or Insurance information that any Employer posts, sends or provides via the Service. You agree that Employment Seeker Publication, LLC is not responsible or liable for the conduct of any Employer. If you suspect misuse or violations of Email, Phone, SMS Messaging or Mail please report all violations to info@employmentseeker.net.