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Job Mail, like most online entities, gets effected by scammers or ill-intentioned individuals. We try our level best to maintain fair, good and productive operations, without having to deal with those who have negative agendas.
Usually, a scammer will try to extract information or money from his/her victims. This is carried out in many creative ways. It is sometimes so believable that even the most vigilant get sold on a bad transaction.
One of the actions that we take to ensure that you get the best possible employment advertisements is our Verified Ad status. If you see this status on an advertisement, you know that we have verified the legitimacy of the advertisement. Since we proofread all ads within 24 hours, you can be sure that you are getting fresh, relevant, and safe content. Always look for the symbol.
It is important to remember that in the context of the job sector, you should only exchange your professional profile and wait for correspondence that indicates a job interview or assessment.
No money should be exchanged this early in the process. Furthermore, it is important to make certain that you are dealing with accredited companies who have a proven track record of their dealings with people. The internet is a great resource for this.
Always ask questions and remember: you have contributed yourself to potential success-you have the right to inquire about procedures and processes.
Below, we have compiled a list that is continuously updated of the profiles of scams that are most commonly used to usurp or hinder safe and successful systems of exchange.
Type of Scam: ITC/Background Check Scam
Type of Scam: Pay for Job Training Material
Type of Scam: Job Offered Without an Interview
Type of Scam: 086 scams
Type of Scam: Uniform Scam
Description of scam: Beware of the so-called "Uniform Scam" This scam starts by someone advertising a security position (or another position where a uniform is required). The person will offer an above average salary. Once the prospective Jobseeker contacts them to inquire about the so-called position they will be told that they have the position and that they need to pay an amount for uniforms.
The scammer will then request that the job seeker make an appearance at their office a few days later. Once the job seeker arrives for his new position at "their office", the persons in the office will known absolutely nothing about the position.
Preventative measures: Jobseeker should insist on a one-on-one interview and demand to see the premises where they will be working to make sure they are not being scammed. They must not pay anything or even hand over their documents unless they are satisfied the prospective employer is legitimate.
Any Candidate being asked for payment of any kind when being invited by an Agency for an interview should immediately turn it down. Agencies who charge any kind of Fee, be it Admin or Registration, should be reported to Job Mail or the SAPS immediately. Nowhere during the recruitment process is a job-seeker supposed to pay the prospective employer.
Type of Scam: International Positions
Type of Scam: Complete Professionalism
Type of Scam: Stealing profiles
Type of Scam: Au Pair
Type of Scam: Puffed Up Prospects
Type of Scam: Classic Language and Terminology
Type of Scam: Prolonged Ads