Information about volunteering opportunities
Information about jobs, entrepreneurship, traineeships and holiday work
Education and training opportunities across Europe
Have your say about politics and society, and participate in Structured Dialogue
Arts and entertainment, science and innovation at your fingertips
Everything about your health, well-being and sports
Your rights and services to feel secure and safe
Discovering the world beyond Europe
If you are looking for a job, your search through the Internet and social networks can be fraudulent by suggesting promises of employment with immediate incorporation or salaries above the market average. With a series of measures you can be free from these offers which cannot only cost you money but also cause you problems with the law.
Where are these offers?
In forums, blogs and employment pages on the Internet which do not review job offers which are provided by companies properly. At other times, unsolicited e-mails will arrive to your account.
What do they try to achieve?
The most common objectives pursued by those who are behind these offers is to obtain money and achieve financial or personal information of the applicant in order to sell it to a third party or to take advantage of the activity for money laundering.
What kind of frauds can I find?
1.–Contact phone numbers with a special fare: 803, 806, 807, 905 and contact SMS sendings which cost much money.
2.-Working from home and Teleworking: You pay an amount for documentation and materials of a company which does not exist.
3.-Multi-level, pyramid selling: you are not a worker but a seller of company products which you also buy in advance.
4.-Castings, models: you send videos which will be used in Internet contact pages, probably in another country. In some cases payment is required.
5.-Jobs abroad: You ideposit in advance for management costs or you provide your data. In building sector and collectors they are the most used ones.
6.-Training courses: they are offered by training academies which assure that you will find employment when the course finishes or these academies offer you the job but conditioned to the course hiring.
7.-Bank transferences: you act as a broker in international money transfers and, without knowing, you commit a money laundering crime.
8.-Employment without salary: offers in which it is offered to work without any remuneration by searching highly qualified candidates but without salary.
9.-To earn money by filling surveys. You pay for some mailing lists where you will supposely find the databases of companies.
Which data tell me that the offer is suitable?
Make the job search in portals and trusty and official webs, public organisms, TEA (Temporary Employment Agencies) or big companies. This entities ensure you the data protection and have their own domains in the Internet and e-mail accounts associated (not generalist domains like Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, etc.).
What can I do if I am a victim of a fraud?
Furthermore, in the Security Office Internet User (OSI) there is an on-line form where you can denounce your incident.
Contact also with the Customer Service of the page where the job offer in order to inform them about the fraud is found.
We also invite you to consult Work Resources and Employment Services of the INFORMAJOVEN.
Written by Eurodesk Qualified Multiplier, Informajoven Murcia