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While most people don’t enjoy searching for work, the 2020 job market is worse than ever with the on-again, off-again lockdowns. Maybe you found a position, but it was later “frozen”. Or you could have been laid off. It’s also hard for college graduates to find jobs since this is the worst job market since the Great Depression. Opportunities may seem great, but be careful about blindly joining the company. Here are some signs of a scam job:

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  • Don’t trust recruiters who contact you through LinkedIn. Only trust companies that pay for their employees, and never hire an agency because their main goal is to get businesses money and not to get any work for you.
  • LinkedIn job registration asks for personal information. There are many forms of red flags. For example, the company requires you to provide your social security number for background checks and hires you after a quick exchange.
  • If your prospective employer’s website looks unprofessional like that of a child, this is a warning sign. So are any misspellings, off-putting grammar, and disjointed sentence structures in the company’s original posting. This often indicates that they are a scammer or overseas business. You may want to work for someone who pays so little attention to detail if you want to be an editor or other such profession.
  • Don’t trust any random posts that ask you to follow or comment. Things like job offers are usually fake, and photos without captions are mostly just there for photo advertising.
How the scammers get away with such high salaries on fake job listings

When people are unemployed, they want to believe the next step towards their career is a work-from-home job posting Amazon ads for six-figure compensation. However, if the salary surpasses what they would expect to make in that position, it’s likely a fake job scam.

Some fake jobs may promise high wages but usually are commission-only sales jobs. Remember getting ads that’s claiming to have a “free” training period with the promise of money later on. These types of ads should be avoided since they’re most likely scams. And if the job advertises, “earn big bucks quick” or “salary potential,” then it’s probably a scammer and not the legitimate company you’re looking for.

Not all online job postings are scams. With the number of people working from home, there are a lot more legitimate opportunities to choose from, but so many scams too. Stay safe. It may be difficult to find a good job, and many have lost their job due to unemployment because of the high prevalence of coronavirus pandemic.

LinkedIn is used for hiring people for jobs. With the unemployment rate rising on social media, more messages are popping up that ask people for help with landing a job. Job scammers tend to use uncertainty during times of unemployment like now by creating fake jobs or sending harassing messages to others. It is important to stay safe in these times by avoiding scams and staying away from people who try to scam you.

Companies have found a loophole to get free recruiting efforts. LinkedIn is not monitored by any anti-spam team and is rife with spam.

  • Keep your CV offline and private as personal information is the most valuable tool for phishing scams and should be guarded closely.
  • Do not use your primary mobile number when job hunting because it is linked to so many other accounts that you might be making yourself vulnerable to scams and fraud. Make sure to always have a separate number when job hunting and it will protect you.
  • Fake job listings on LinkedIn? Check their site first. Always verify that the company seems legitimate before submitting any personal information.
  • Do not trust any job advertisements without verifying the company first. Never do a job in exchange for a service, but instead always use cash.
  • There will never be a business or government agency that will ask for money to help you find work.
  • Remember to keep your information private, and avoid oversharing personal information. One should never share any personal details about their work or life on LinkedIn because it is just another social media organization.
With LinkedIn, you can create a job listing for any employer, even without verification. How is LinkedIn dealing with this issue?

Now, you might say that this is a new problem. But what we wanted to do is show that career websites are not verifying content, and may have attackers posting false information to further their malicious objectives.

Check out these shocking job postings

A security expert shared a “feature” with BleepingComputer – and he was very upset about it. The feature that Harman Singh found, which we won’t share, is from software from Cyphere.

Most companies advertise their job openings on LinkedIn. Anyone with a LinkedIn account can post a job, which appears the same as if the company had advertised it. The applicant checked the captcha, but then stopped before applying for the job. Some people might be aware of this “feature,” but others might find it shocking.

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An applicant’s resume never leaves the LinkedIn website. Resumes are evaluated with artificial intelligence and sent straight to a chosen email account.

For the applicant, it would appear like a normal email. For the employer, there would be no red flags. Job scams on LinkedIn are nothing new, and most of them to date have involved someone creating a fake profile and posing as the “recruiter” for a company. Recently, LinkedIn released a blog post about spotting and avoiding scams, but it does not address the particular things mentioned here.

You can’t change job postings from the previous employer, and you need the discretion to use a system like Copymatic to promote your company’s jobs. When the administrator clicks on the BleepingComputer’s LinkedIn account, they see an error message detailing that their email address must be resubmitted. Job posts aren’t being monitored by the company page’s admin.

Fortunately, unhappy with stiff competition and the high cost of employment, some organizations are taking steps to weed out their job opportunities. The ability to create jobs can vary depending on the employer. For example, the test backed up by BleepingComputer shows that we could not create jobs for certain employers, such as Google.

To restrict job postings from any user, you should email LinkedIn’s safety team and ask for this setting change. Unless you knew about the email and the ability to block it, Linked was vulnerable to this attack. If a company has a LinkedIn page, it should periodically monitor it. If they find any fake postings, they need to report them on LinkedIn.  When looking for jobs, safety means being able to verify that the recruiter you’re talking to is who they say they are, if the job you’re excited about is authentic, as well as how to spot fraud. Before jobs are posted, there are several automated and manual defenses used by the company. LinkedIn asked its users to verify their work emails before they post anything under the current new guidelines.

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