Accepting An Overseas Job
If you ever receive e-mails offering you an overseas job that are too good to be true, delete them immediately. First of all, such spam e-mails could include harmful executable programs that, if opened, could damage your computer, corrupt all your files and install software to monitor all your keyboard activities. Secondly, its phishing scheme could obtain all your personal information that you give away voluntarily because it offers you a childhood dream you can’t pass up.
You see such phishing schemes are successful because they know what people dream of. Most people want a high paying job which allows them to travel around the world but mainly all the exotic places, offers a low stress work environment, a good boss, growth opportunities, no over time, flexible dress code and work hours. Who wouldn’t want that, right? Once these e-mails have your full attention, which by the way appear to come from a prestigious recruiting company that specializes in matching a candidate with an overseas job, they got you by the neck.
At this point, the e-mail asks you for your resume, name and address, credit card number to process the application fee, passport number to get your visas underway so you can be in Paris next week, your social security number to do a full background check as this is required for all high paying positions. Next thing you know and after you press the send button, you either end up in a local jail instead of Paris, or work for a nasty boss in a job that you hate because it offers a high level of stress, no growth opportunity, no flex hours or dress code just to pay off the debts that criminals created in your name through frauds committed with your identity components that you voluntarily provided to them. Now, guess who’s in Paris drinking to your health and generosity?
The solutions for this problem are limited. First, if you know for sure that these are phishing spam e-mails, you could either a) delete them immediately, or b) forward them to your enemies or friends you hate, ha. ha. Second, if you’re not sure whether this is a phishing spam e-mail and you really don’t want to let this dream overseas job pass you by, then do some investigation; send an e-mail to the address from which the original e-mail came from, ask some follow-up questions like their company name, their services, fees, and phone number to call in case you have additional questions, ask them for business references, research them on the internet and call the references. Don’t be shy to ask and do whatever you think is right to make sure your dream overseas job is a legitimate offer.
If a prestigious overseas job offer is too good to be true, then it probably is.
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