Make your job search secure
From time to time online job boards are used for posting false job
ads to illegally and unethically solicit personal and financial
information from unsuspecting jobseekers. This practice violates
the Jobs.com.au and Fairfax Digital Conditions of Use, and
potentially also federal and/or state laws.
Jobs.com.au endeavours to safeguard jobseekers in many ways
including monitoring and removing fraudulent ads, and bringing
any issues to your attention whenever possible. See below details
of recent fraudulent emails that have been circulating:
When responding to advertisements, please keep in mind the following to protect yourself and your privacy:
Never provide your Tax File Number, bank or credit card
details, or driver's licence as part of a job application. Contact Jobs.com.au
immediately if this happens as a result of an advertisement you saw on the site.
Be careful when dealing with people or organisations
overseas, or prospective employers who charge a fee for reviewing your
Be wary of opportunities that seem 'too good to be true'.
Play it safe and check the legitimacy of any ad or employer
that seems suspicious before you apply. Don't assume that just because an ad
claims to represent a company you know that it actually does. If in doubt, call
the company and verify the ad.
Update your anti-virus software and operating system
regularly to make sure you're protected from the latest threats.
Report any ads or advertisers that
might be fraudulent to Jobs.com.au immediately. If you think you might have
been the victim of fraud, contact the Australian Federal Police.
Report an ad
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