Learn to identify the scam of the false job

Posted by anpower on January 28th, 2020

13.7 million: this is the number of unemployed Brazilians in the first quarter of 2018 alone, according to data from the Continuous National Household Sample Survey (PNAD) ¹ released by IBGE. An increase of 11.2% when compared to the records of the last three months of 2017, with 12.3 million unemployed in the country.

The country's current economic situation, with high unemployment rates, is a favorable scenario for cybercriminals to use the scam of false jobs to steal data and make money. Thinking about it, Emilio Simoni, Director of dfndr lab , listed some tips for you not to fall into the trap of the fake job vacancy.

1. Vacancies posted on WhatsApp: stay smart!
WhatsApp is also the main means of spreading the scam of false employment, due to its great power of viralization. Companies hardly use this type of network to contract. So, double your attention when you receive a spot through the message app, even if it was sent by friends or family.

A more effective way to know if the message is true is to keep an antivirus installed on your phone. The security dfndr , for example, is the only security app for the Android system that provides real - time protection against attacks within the WhatsApp, SMS and Messenger. It detects and warns you if a link is dangerous as soon as you receive a fake job vacancy - Npower.

2. Stay tuned to the disclosure page
When accessing an application page, check if it has other sessions, such as a home page, an institutional tab with contact information or that talks about the company that is offering the alleged vacancy.

3. Think twice before entering any data - Npower News
All fake job sites ask for personal data, such as name, phone, email and address. Before filling out any form, check if the page provides any fields so that you can write a little about your professional experience, skills or even attach a resume.
Otherwise, be suspicious. Your data will probably be used illegally after informing them.

4. Be wary of the remunerations offered
Most fake job vacancies offer opportunities for different positions with the same salary. Be wary!
A Young Apprentice, for example, has a lower workload and has less responsibilities than a Production Assistant or Administrative Assistant, for these and other reasons the remuneration cannot be the same for both positions.

5. Did you ask to share? It's a trap!
"To finish your registration, you need to share our vacancies with 10 friends or 5 groups on WhatsApp." This is the main feature of the fake job scam . In order to reach as many users as possible, cybercriminals ask the victim to share the fake job vacancy with known people who are in the same situation, claiming that they can also relocate in the market.
So, if the site asks you to share the vacancy, make sure you are about to fall for the fake job scam.

Just share security! Was it in doubt if a job vacancy is false? Check out the tips from the Director of the dfndr lab and let your family and friends know to be smart too!

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