We truly wish for everything you find on Jobfindr to be perfect and we are working hard to ensure the quality of jobs posted remains as flawless as possible.

However, sometimes we might miss something.

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Here are just a few tips that will help you keep safe from undesirables:

  • Always follow the golden rule; If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Be careful if an ad is asking for your personal information eg. your bank details, social insurance number, date of birth, driving license, credit card details, or utility bill information.
  • Beware of fraudulent jobs; envelope-stuffing, home-based assembly jobs, or online surveys.
  • Be careful if you are hired without ever interviewing or meeting your potential employer.
  • If the ad mentions upfront fees, proceed cautiously.
  • Be suspicious if you are asked to send a payment by wire service or courier.
  • Be suspicious if you are offered a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account – often for depositing checks or transferring money.
  • Be suspicious if you are asked to transfer money, including via e-Bay, PayPal or Western Union money orders.
  • Be suspicious if you are promised a large salary for very little work or the salary is way out of range for an entry level position, part-time job, or internship.
  • The salary range listed is very wide (e.g., “employees can earn from $40K – $80K the first year!”).
  • Try to research companies before you work for them. Googling ‘scam’ or ‘fraud’ after the company’s name usually reveals some information.
  • Verify that a URL listed in the ad goes to the internet domain of the company that listed it. For example, if the ad lists one URL such as http://www.goacademy.edu but when you click on it, you end up on another URL, it could be a scam.
  • The job post seems to come from a legitimate company or organization, however the contact’s e-mail address doesn’t match the company’s website domain (i.e., johndoe@gmail.com rather than johndoe@xyzompany.com).
  • The job posting doesn’t mention the responsibilities of the job; rather it focuses on the amount of money you will make.
  • The salary range listed is very wide (e.g., “employees can earn from $40K – $80K the first year!”).
  • For teaching jobs, it might be a good idea to talk to a current teacher or look for info on-line. Googling “ABC School blacklist” could also help you find some information.
  • Take a detailed look at the contract details. Bad conditions tell you a lot about your potential employer.
  • Make sure you get detailed information about the location of your place of employment if that’s an important criteria for you.

Above all, be vigilant!

If anything seems strange, get in touch with us at safety@jobfindr.com.