New research has shown that many jobseekers are having trouble spotting the signs of a job scam.
The survey of 2,000 UK workers revealed that a vast majority - 72.1 per cent - admitted that they would not recognise the signs of a job scam, assuming that any online job post was legitimate.
And 98 per cent of candidates would continue with an application even if they suspect that a job might not be genuine.
*Use of personal email addresses i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org rather than company or organisational ones.
*Regular spelling and grammatical mistakes, often indicate poor translation.
*Unrealistic salaries (if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is).
*Stating ‘No Experience Necessary’ as a job title.
*A job offer without an interview.
*Extortionate DBS costs (anything over £75 should be queried), or requesting a candidate to pay for a CRB check (Criminal Records Bureau), which no longer exists.
*Premium rate phone numbers for interviews.
*Illegitimate company names and web addresses.