Fraudsters keep looking for new ways to cheat people. Recently, we found that some scammers are persuading users to click on fish links through electricity bill scams. They seem to have now found the most vulnerable target in the country – the job-seeking youth.
WhatsApp job scam: The matter is very serious
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A young population in India is actively looking for quality jobs. As the economy opens up after two years of pandemic shock, many young people are looking to various websites and platforms for opportunities. Hirect, a chat-based direct hiring platform, has said that 56 percent (20 and 29 years) of job seekers in the country have been hit by job scams while looking for a job.
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Fraudsters are now relying on a completely new technique to dupe people. This involves sending either a text SMS or a message on WhatsApp promising job opportunities. To make the offer more attractive, the message includes the details of daily wedges. As per a screenshot shared by News18, a message read, “Dear you have passed our interview, salary is Rs 8000/day. Please contact Detail: wa.me/919165146378 SSBO.”
Often, it is a legitimate person on the other end though he will ask you for personal details or ask for registration fee through UPI.
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The Cyber Crime Unit of Delhi Police has offered some measures to protect us from online frauds. In a blog post, the unit explains, “Cyber criminals target young, educated citizens in the name of job offers. They get the bulk of job-seekers’ bio-data/CV of job-seeking individuals. Please Job Verify the details of the firm before making any payment for assistance.Do not give money in lieu of job.If the criminal in front is demanding money then block them immediately.
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