An Update on Fax To E-mail Scams
A while ago the Job Mail team informed you about the Fax Ploy that has been doing its rounds among Job Mail users. Today we’re updating you about Fax to E-mail Scams due to a request from a user that it will be handy to have a list of fax numbers used in these type of scams. Thanks for your recommendation David.
You might be asking “So, how does this Fax to E-mail Scam work again?” Well, it’s quite simple to explain. A fake recruiter posts a position that is available (which doesn’t really exist). The fake recruiter requests that job seekers fax their Curriculum Vitae (or CV) to a fax number. The fax number is set up to rack up charges higher than the standard rates. So, once a job seeker sends their CV to this fake recruiter they will be charged on their phone bill at a very high rate.
Please take of the following when it comes to Fax to E-mail Scams:
- The e-mail address that the request will come from will usually contain “noreply” before the “@”.
- These persons will ask job seekers to fax unnecessary documents.
- The fax number will usually start with 086
- The fax number will be the ONLY way you can contact them. No alternative way to contact them will be listed.
To avoid being caught by this scam: Always verify your source of inquiry, check that the company is registered to operate and make sure that the fax number is not the only way you can reach the recruiter. Also trust your gut feeling or golden instinct. If someone sounds fishy, chances are that is it fishy.
If you have any details about Fax to E-mail Scams or any other scams that you encounter via the Job Mail website, please contact our consultant Rose. You can reach her telephonically via 012 3423840 x2620 (during office hours) or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take note: It’s safer for job seekers to apply online via the Job Mail site for positions. If you’re using the “Apply” button on a Job Mail verified advert you have direct access to approved job positions and authorized recruiters. The Job Mail team is making a huge effort to ensure that recruiters and employers are legitimate on the Job Mail website.
In order to apply online, you need to be a registered Job Mail user. Once you’ve applied, recruiters / employers will get an email with your online Job Mail CV.
Also note that most Job Mail recruiters have access to our system so they’ll be searching for CV’s when they are looking for specialized qualifications and skills, so make sure that your CV on Job Mail is updated.
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