Every Internet site in the world is facing the growing issue of fraudulent usage of information and we want to work with users around the world to stop this practice. Please keep reading to learn more about the warning signs and what you can do.
Spam email is such a common occurrence today. There are two types of email scams - what's known as 'phishing' and ‘spoofing’. Both practices concern fraudulent email where the 'from address' has been forged to make it appear as if it came from somewhere, or someone, other than the actual source. Below are the warning signs to look for:What’s 'phishing' all about – and how do I spot it?
Phishing emails are used to fraudulently obtain personal identification and account information. They can also be used to lure the recipient into downloading malicious software. The message will often suggest there are issues with the recipient's account that requires immediate attention. A link will also be provided to a spoof website where the recipient will be asked to provide personal/account information or download malicious software. Jobsaarthi will never ask you to download software in order to access your account or use our services.How is it different than 'spoofing'?
Spoof emails often include a fraudulent offer of employment and/or the invitation to serve as a go-between for payment processing or money transfers. This scam is primarily directed at a general audience, but it can also reach Jobsaarthi members who have included contact information on their resume. Like with phishing emails, the sender's address is often disguised.
Beware of fake Agencies/Employer seeking money through cash deposit or wire transfer /other sensitive information. We have observed few instances reported to Jobsaarthi that some agencies/individuals are seeking money from jobseeker against a job offer from well-known Brands/Employers/Agencies, whose legitimacy / genuineness can be in question. Usually the contact person seeking such information is with unknown origin with foreign accent. Jobsaarthi advises the users not to rely on the email/offers for employment which is seeking a consideration in cash or in any kind.Consumer Advice: How to Avoid Phishing Scams
The number and sophistication of phishing scams sent out to consumers is continuing to increase dramatically. While online banking and e-commerce is very safe, as a general rule you should be careful about giving out your personal financial information over the Internet. The Anti-Phishing Working Group has compiled a list of recommendations that you can use to avoid becoming a victim of these scams.
● Be suspicious of any email with urgent requests for personal financial information
● Phishers typically include upsetting or exciting (but false) statements in their emails to get people to react immediately
● They typically ask for information such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, passport number, photograph, date of birth, etc.
● Don't use the links in an email, instant message, or chat to get to any web page if you suspect the message might not be authentic
● Instead, call the company on the telephone, or log onto the website directly by typing in the Web address in your browser
● You should only communicate information such as credit card numbers or account information via a secure website or the telephone
● Always ensure that you're using a secure website when submitting credit card or other sensitive information via your Web browser
Security Center Expert advice on avoiding online fraudResume Security
While fraud is prevalent online, it tends to be focused on companies that derive their business from online purchases. As Jobsaarthi is primarily a free service, and the contact information found in a resume can just as easily be located elsewhere (e.g. telephone listings), you can be assured that posting your resume on Jobsaarthi is a safe way to conduct a job search and manage your career. However, you do need to be mindful about the type of information you include on your resume. For example, the following personal information should never be included:
● Passport Number
● Driver’s license number
● Bank account information
● Credit card information
● Date of birth
Note: You should also never share the personal information listed above with a prospective employer until you are confident that the employer and employment opportunity is legitimate.
Do you want employers to find your profile/resume on Jobsaarthi? Are you currently employed and need to be more careful about who is able to see your posted resume? Not all job searches are alike, so Jobsaarthi allows flexibility in how you post your resume. Your resume options are described below:Public Resumes/ profile/ Profile
Choosing the public (searchable) resume option allows employers to find your resume during resume searches. Because employers may search for candidates before they post a job on Jobsaarthi, choosing the public option will give you the widest possible access to job opportunities. Public Resumes/ profile/ Profile are viewable by employers — not other Jobsaarthi members.Confidential Resumes/ profile/ Profile
Prefer to keep your job search more private? You can save your resume as public, but hide your contact info, current company and references. Employers will be able to contact you via a confidential Jobsaarthi email address. You can then view the job listing and decide whether to respond. Please note that if you apply online with your posted resume, the information you've marked as confidential will be included so the employer can contact you.
Important: If you choose to hide your contact information, current company and references, you must also remove this information from your uploaded Word resume or Copy & Paste text resume/ profile.More Resources