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Warning: Fake Job Scams Swarm Social Media

Srinagar Alerts on Rising Job Scams: Social Media Abuzz with Deceptive Offers

Srinagar, Jan 8: Social media platforms are witnessing a surge in fraudulent job scams, causing concern as scammers target unemployed individuals with enticing yet deceptive schemes.

What’s alarming is the increased sophistication of these scammers, now investing money in official-looking Instagram ads to attract unsuspecting job seekers. Once limited to shady direct messages, comments, and stories, scammers are now using polished ads on Instagram, falsely advertising positions at reputed companies like Amazon, Netflix, and Flipkart.

Promising unrealistically high salaries, these ads aim to captivate potential victims. Scammers might even use seemingly innocent jobs, like liking posts of celebrities and influencers, to lure individuals.

The typical scam involves enticing job opportunities with unusually high compensations, raising suspicions due to offers that seem too good to be true. In some cases, scammers may pose harmless tasks but demand sensitive personal information, such as bank details or ID copies, for the “application” process.

Armed with this data, fraudsters engage in activities like opening fake credit cards or draining victims’ bank accounts. Victims may also be coerced into sharing credit card information directly. To ease suspicions, scammers may offer small returns, encouraging victims to deposit larger sums over time.

The final blow often comes with an invitation to a purported ‘VIP group,’ promising significant returns. However, once payments meet the scammers’ targets, they vanish, leaving victims without their hard-earned money.

The crucial rule is never to send money or sensitive personal data to strangers offering unbelievable opportunities. Legitimate jobs don’t require upfront payments, and requests for dubious amounts of identification data are major red flags.

Users may also encounter follow requests or direct messages from private accounts posing as wealth advisors. While appearing attractive, these accounts often offer dubious investment opportunities after presenting unrelated content. Caution is advised when dealing with such offers to avoid falling prey to scams.

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