Job Scam Alert:
Protect yourself from recruitment scams
Recently, there has been a significant rise in job scams, often featuring fraudsters impersonating recruitment companies or consultants via social media mediums like Facebook, WeChat, Line, Telegram, and WhatsApp.
At Hunters International, we are making every possible effort to spread awareness of the tactics employed by fraudsters and to protect individuals and organisations from scams using our company name.
HOW TO IDENTIFY A JOB SCAM/ RECRUITMENT FRAUD?
Here is a list of telltale signs that the recruiter reaching out to you or the job posting you came across is a scam
Messages claim lots of money can be made with little effort or guarantee large returns.
Messages guaranteeing employment or income without any interview process
Messages requesting money (e.g. for "admin fee" "processing fee" "registration fee" "documentation fee" "verification fee").
Messages requesting sensitive information (e.g bank account number, passport details, OTP, etc.)
Messages directed to unverified / potentially malicious websites.
Emails from free web-based email accounts such as Yahoo, Gmail or Live.com.
Poor spelling and/or substantial grammatical errors
If in doubt ask the individual to send you an email from their Hunters International email address. An email from our consultant will be sent from the official Hunters International domain e.g. email@example.com
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU COME ACROSS A JOB SCAM / SCAMMER?
If you suspect you have been targeted or you are a victim of a recruitment scam, do notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the incident details.
We also strongly encourage you to lodge a report immediately to either Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) or the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) describing the incident with all the relevant evidence.