Searching for a job? Better Beware, before you spare!
It is getting difficult to opt out the real opportunities to prosper from the scam infected employment offers.
Are you jobless or seeking for a better opportunity? Have you recently been offered a handsome package for a job of your choice? Beware, you may have been bluffed. The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) seeks to alert all citizens that there are several imposters doing the rounds and making innocent job seekers their prey. The department has been reported about numerous employment scam imposters in the recent past. Unsuspecting job seekers are robbed off their money through Internet transactions and they don’t even realize this till long. The citizens have been advised to gather full information about the employer, before they promise any kind of monetary deals.
The scam involves lots of gangs, which operate from various parts of the world and cash upon the unemployed jobseekers. The most recent case that surfaced was regarding a cleaning service, which involves employment negotiations and correspondence e-mails. The scam operates in a particular formula. In this, you are approached with prospective job offers through e-mails. A particular amount is then sanctioned to you as a cost of relocation. This is furnished through a check that bears strong resemblance to any legitimate bank or a cashier’s check from a recognized national bank. Now comes the twist; you are asked to deposit the check into the bank. Then, you are asked to withdraw a part of it and send it through Western Union to a particular address. This amount is asked to be paid for transportation and other miscellaneous expenses. And, as you pay the amount from your pocket, the submitted check bounces, it being fraudulent. It’s then that you will realize that you have been trapped.
The OCPD has warned citizens to be extra vigilant before going through any such transaction and particularly avoid such online transactions. When you receive such a monetary instrument through check, get it properly verified and authenticated and do not send any money before the check fully clears.
Unfortunately, if you have already fallen prey to the trap of the fraudsters, do not hesitate to lodge a complaint with the police. In case you are approached with such offers that seem fake– save your correspondence and contact your local police department immediately. You should be extra cautious to not furnish any kind of personal or financial details over such Internet correspondence. Being precautious is being safe.