Characteristics of Fraud Pretending to Send Job Vacancies Chat on WhatsApp Tech – 9 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Cybercriminals use various methods to ensnare their victims. Including sending fake job vacancies via short messages on WhatsApp.

It turns out that the job offer also uses the name of a large and trusted company or platform. Including the popular job search site, Jobstreet.

They will make job offers that appear to come from the Jobstreet HR Manager. The message reportedly came randomly and suddenly, and there was no name for the sender.


“Assalamualaikum, hello sis, good afternoon. I’m the HR Manager at Jobstreet, are you still looking for work? I want to offer you a job that can add additional income,” wrote the message, quoted from detik.com.

The jobs offered are light tasks on the internet. Prospective workers only need a cellphone to be able to carry out their tasks, one of which is clicking on a favorite product on e-commerce.

To attract prospective workers, fraudsters will offer quite tempting income. Starting from tens of thousands to millions of rupiah per day.

Jobstreet has also denied the job offer via WhatsApp. “That’s not true, Jobstreet doesn’t have a program like that!” said Head of PR, Social & Content – Indonesia JobStreet, Adham Somantri to detikcom.

Adham reminded the public that they need to be suspicious if a job offer comes in even though they have never sent an application, especially if it comes from an unclear WhatsApp number. Do further checks and don’t just accept the offer.

6 Characteristics of a Fake Job Offer

Jobstreet also shares a number of fake job offer tips. Here’s the summary:

1. Easy job but big salary

An easy salary offer with light tasks may be everyone’s dream. However, you should be careful if you get this offer.

The victim is usually interested in the job offer. This is usually an ideal combination for those looking for part-time work or with minimal experience.

2. Offers Made to Personal Contacts

You should also be wary if you get an offer via a social media account or personal cell phone number. Usually official companies will offer job vacancies via e-mail, telephone or job vacancy applications.

3. Electronic mail with a fake email address

If you receive a job offer via email, find out whether the address is official or not. If it looks unofficial, it could be a scam.

One of the characteristics is that the offer comes from a personal email address or is not related to the company it claims to represent.

4. Asked for Personal Data

Also be careful if anyone asks for personal information, including bank details or social security numbers. Because usually companies will only be interested in things on a resume, such as work history, educational background, skills and basic personal information.

5. Job Offer Without Application

You were offered a job without applying? It’s best to be careful. Because it could be a sign of fraud.

Usually job offers come because you submitted an application previously. Especially if given directly through personal contact.

6. Job Offer by Asking for Money

One method of fake job offers is to take large amounts of money from the victim. The victim will be convinced that the money is part of the job and promised to get a larger amount back.

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