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Beware of Deceptive Recruitment Messages


Defrauding Tricks

Amid the economic downturn due to the pandemic, scammers take advantage of job seekers’ eagerness to supplement their income by part-time jobs and set traps for them. Recently, the ADCC discovered that the scammers posted deceptive recruitment advertisements through SMS messages, social media or instant messaging applications.

These advertisements claimed to recruit “likers”, “operators” or other civilian positions with wordings such as “qualification or experience not needed”, “work from home” and “handsome pay posts”. In order to hide their identities, the scammers would only leave an account of social media or instant messaging application to interested job seekers for contact.

Our Advice

  • Be extremely cautious if recruitment advertisements claim to offer “quick money” opportunities or high paying jobs that require no skills;

  • Be extremely cautious if employers did not disclose their company information in recruitment advertisements, or just leave their social media or instant messaging application accounts for contact;

  • Do not lend your bank accounts to your employers or strangers, or assist your employers or other people in applying for loans in your own name;

  • Remind your relatives and friends to stay vigilant against deception;

  • If you suspect that you have fallen prey to a scam, please call the “Anti-Scam Helpline 18222”.