Job Scam

WHAT IS A Job Scam?

These scams often involve online job ads seeking would-be male social escorts. Victims who respond are told they would be introduced to wealthy female clients, but only after they pay a registration fee. After payment, the scammers ask victims for other fees such as for insurance and membership before disappearing with the money.

In another variation of the job scam, scammers place online job ads for assistant purchasers, stock takers or participants for a system trial on popular classified websites like Gumtree. Participants are asked to reveal personal details like their names, IC numbers, phone numbers, phone security codes and one-time passwords (OTP). Information like this allows scammers to access your mobile phone lines to purchase online credits.

In the latest variant, scammers will offer jobs that require applicants to do the following in return for a small commission:-

a) Processing fund transfers by receiving money into their personal bank accounts and then transferring the money out through online banking or money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram
b) Open bank accounts using their names for a business, or  
c) Receive a donation into their personal bank accounts and assist to deposit the money into a crypto kiosk. 
 

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  • Employers who require payment before you start work
  • Job offers that promise high returns for little effort
  • Ignore job advertisements of a dubious nature
  • Do not share personal information, including OTPs sent to your mobile phone
  • Never transfer money to strangers or anyone you have never met
  • Do not use your bank account to

What you should look out for

  • Employers who require payment before you start work
  • Job offers that promise high returns for little effort

What you should do

  • Ignore job advertisements of a dubious nature
  • Do not share personal information, including OTPs sent to your mobile phone
  • Never transfer money to strangers or anyone you have never met
  • Do not use your bank account to

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