I recently received an email alert from www.jobstreet.com, notifying about the recent scam, the message is shown below. Beware of similar scams as scammers are getting more and more sophisticated in their attack modes.
Job Scam Alert
We’ve noticed an increase in the amount of job scams recently. Scammers are pretending to be reputable Multinational Corporations, including Oil and Gas companies, and sending jobseekers an email confirming how they have been accepted for an interview overseas.
This would of course cost money to the jobseeker (air tickets, lodging, food etc.) but the letter states that the company is willing to ‘sponsor’ 100% of the jobseekers’ expenses. The catch? Jobseekers will have to pay a ‘refundable’ deposit of USD$100 upwards. Needless to say once that fee has been paid, the victim realizes that no flights or lodgings have been reserved and that the interview offer is false.
A sample of communication emails from scammers, including screen shots, can be found on our JobStreet Forum at http://forum.jobstreet.com/index.php?showtopic=1154
Check out our Community Digest at http://careers.jobstreet.com.my/community-digest/job-scam-alert for more examples of common scam tactics.
We also have a Safe Job Search Guide at http://www.jobstreet.com.my/announcement/2006/s/sus.htm with further tips and guidelines on what you can do if you do come across possible scams.
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