Webjobz.com Helps Protect Job Seekers from Online Scams with New Weekend Program

Business Review Commends Australian Job Board's Weekend Program to Protect Job Seekers from Popular Email Scams, 419 Visa Scams and Identity Theft

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We have gotten to the stage where we have stopped accepting credit card payments on weekends to avoid the additional administration of dealing with credit card charge backs and as a means of ensuring that our users are not exposed to these scams.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 02, 2013

Business Review today commends Webjobz.com’s dedication to employment and career services with launch of recent program dedicated to protecting job seekers from fictitious job postings and email money scams. The program, Scam Spot, is conducted by Webjobz.com staff over weekends to search for and eliminate the fictitious job postings used to attract job seekers with attractive employment opportunities requiring them to pay money in advance. These are usually under the guise of work visas, travel expenses, and out-of-pocket expenses.

Online scammers are now posting fictitious job postings to legitimate job boards and emailing bogus job offers to unsuspecting job seekers. Scammers are advising job seekers that in order to be considered for the short list, they must send personal information such as date of birth and passport numbers which can be used to access bank accounts and apply for passports. "Just about every weekend we find three or four of these jobs in our database,” states Webjobz.com’s Founder, John Kirkby. “We have gotten to the stage where we have stopped accepting credit card payments on weekends to avoid the additional administration of dealing with credit card charge backs and as a means of ensuring that our users are not exposed to these scams. We aim to protect job seekers searching for work in Australia against this form of identity theft where their information can be used by the scammers or sold onto a third party and used to access bank accounts, apply for passports or id cards using a third party’s photos.”

Webjobz.com advises job seekers to be wary of any job offerings which arrive in e-mail unsolicited and eventually require anyone to pay a fee in advance, particularly if the fee is asked to be paid through a financial services company such as Western Union, or if one must pay the amount to a bank or person in a third country, especially a West African nation, that is suspiciously unrelated to either party. Job Seekers and employers can find more information on the Webjobz.com’s website.

Webjobz.com is an International Generalist website that displays jobs for all locations and for all industry classifications. Affiliate sites (employment portals) display jobs relevant to their specialisation and domain location. They cover the Engineering, Oil and Gas, Construction, Mining, Medical, Nursing and Healthcare, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Teaching, Education and Training and IT and computing sectors.


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