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Is That Online Job Advert A Scam
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Is That Online Job Advert A Scam?

As more Ugandans look for work online, scammers are taking advantage through fake job advert (s). Some signs to look out for are:

Vague job descriptions. Legitimate companies will provide clear details about the position, responsibilities, requirements and benefits.

Unusually high pay. If a job advert promises unreasonably high pay for minimal work, it’s likely a scam.

Quizzes and fees. Scammers may ask you to pay an “application fee” or take personality quizzes, which are just ways to get personal information from you.

Grammatical and spelling errors. Scammers often post fake ads quickly, without proper proofreading. Look out for typos and incorrect use of words.

Requests for personal details. Legitimate companies will not ask for your full name, date of birth or other sensitive information until later in the hiring process.

Poor website. Scammers tend to use free website builders that look unprofessional. Check the about us section and company details for red flags.

Pressure to act fast. Scammers often try to create a sense of urgency to get you to apply or pay fees right away, without proper vetting.

If you think a job advert may be a scam, do not provide any personal details, money or install any software. Report the advert to the website hosting it and warn others through reviews or social media posts.

To find legitimate jobs, search company career websites directly or use trusted job boards. Do proper research on any company before applying and only provide information you are comfortable sharing. With vigilance and caution, you can avoid most online job scams.

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