Everything You Need to Know About Job Scams

Everything You Need to Know About Job Scams

Scams of all kinds are increasingly popular nowadays, becoming prominent in our everyday lives. New scams are popping up quicker than we can fight them, so the smartest thing to do is to learn how to recognise them, protect yourself from them, and what actions you can take against them. 

 

At Europe Language Jobs, our users’ safety is our top priority. We take active steps to ensure that every person applying for a job through our platform feels safe doing so and doesn’t have to question whether the offers are legitimate or not.

 

Our mission is to publish jobs you can trust and educate. In this article, we are going to explain how to recognise and avoid job scams, discuss some red flags to watch out for, illustrate how job scams work, give examples of job scams to watch out for based on a case study, and advise what to do if you were a victim of a job scam.


 

  1. How do I know if a job is legit? Steps to take to spot a job scam

  2. Red flags to watch out for

  3. How do job scams work?

  4. Case study: the WhatsApp job scam

  5. What to do if you are a victim of a job scam?

  6. How do we make sure the job offers posted at Europe Language Jobs are legitimate? 



 

  1. How do I know if a job is legit? Steps to take to spot a job scam

 

Job scams can be very elaborate. This often makes it difficult to tell a job scam from a legitimate job offer. However, there are some actions you can take in order to increase your safety.

 

  1. Consider the source
  2. Verify the recruitment agency
  3. Research the company publishing the offer
  4. Be aware of what a legitimate recruitment process looks like
  5. Seek others' opinion
  6. Trust your gut 

 


  1. Consider the source

 

How did you find this job? Was it on a job board? Via a recruitment agency? Did you get a direct message informing you about an exciting opportunity?

 

The third case is the most dodgy. We will analyse it in greater detail later on. But even solutions which seem to be safer, such as job boards and recruitment agencies, require you to be alert.

 

If you’re not sure what the difference between a job board and a recruitment agency is, we have prepared a comprehensive guide on this topic for you.


 

Small job boards

 

If you found a job through a lesser-known job board you haven’t heard about before, do your research. Inspect their website, including the About Us page. Find them on social media - Facebook, Instagram, TikTok.

 

Have they posted anything recently? Do they post regularly? Do they have followers, and do they follow some of them back? Is the information posted on different accounts consistent? Does it align with the website?

 

Visit their LinkedIn profile. Pay attention to the number of employees and visit the individual profiles of some of them. Do they look legit? Is there any activity on the company profile and the profiles of people noted as its employees?

 

Lastly, look for mentions of the job board online. What are people saying about them? Are they saying anything at all? Is there a Google My Business website? Does it provide the address and contact details? Are they the same as the information on social media and the website?

 

Google the address and phone number. Does the phone’s country code correspond to the physical address? Does this address exist? Does it pop up as an actual office? The information on Maps could be outdated, but be careful if it seems too different. 


 

Big job boards

 

Of course, you don’t have to take all the steps mentioned above for big, well-known job boards such as LinkedIn or Indeed. However, there are other things you can do to avoid job scams there.

 

The problem with big job boards is that they are often too big to control every job advert and post. Additionally, many of them offer the option to publish one job for free. Therefore, it is likely that a fake job offer may slip through.

 

There isn’t a careful verification process for every company posting a job or every recruiter adding a public post about hiring. Essentially everyone can register and publish a job advert. The algorithms are designed to detect spam and remove suspicious links, but they are not 100% foolproof. 

 

Remain careful with posts from individual accounts claiming to be recruiters and jobs in the job search tool. If in doubt, contact the website’s support or the company claiming to be publishing the offer.

 

Don’t hesitate to reach out to the individual posting the job directly before applying. They should be able to provide you with more information and if they don’t, it is a sign something might be sketchy. Pay close attention to the way they lead the conversation - unclear responses, broken grammar, and frequent typos are a clear giveaway that something is not right. 


 

  1. Verify the recruitment agency

 

If you decide to work with a recruitment agency or are contacted by one, apply all the steps listed in the previous section. Do this even if you receive a message from someone claiming to represent one of the well-known and most trusted recruitment agencies. You never know if they are actually telling the truth. 

 

Certain recruitment agencies may seem sketchy to some people. Many of them are not always allowed to disclose the name of the company they are hiring for right away. This has to do with the conditions of the agreement binding them and the requirements of the company.

 

So, it is not uncommon to find or receive a job offer saying “Customer Advisor for a top video streaming platform”. You can guess it’s probably Netflix or HBO, but the advert doesn’t explicitly say so.

 

This does not necessarily mean that the offer is a job scam. It might seem dodgy that a recruitment agency requires you to apply for a job in an unnamed company. But as we have said, in many cases, it is the issue of legal proceedings and GDPR. Candidates often don’t find out which company they are interviewing for until later in the recruitment process.

 

Start being suspicious if you reach the end of the recruitment process and are offered the job, but they still won’t tell you which company you would be working for. 



  1. Research the company publishing the offer

 

After you have verified the source posting/sending the job offer, it is time to research the company. 

 

Follow the same process as for job boards and recruitment agencies. Visit the website and different social media, research employees on LinkedIn, and verify the address and contact details. 

 

Another important thing you can check is the VAT number. It is a number each registered company in the European Union must have for tax purposes. You can use VIES - the official search engine for checking VAT numbers owned by the European Commission. If a certain VAT number is associated with a different company or doesn’t exist, it’s your clue to jump ship.

 

If you have read the previous point, you may be wondering how to research the company if its name is not disclosed in the job advert? Well, research the one posting the job. Here’s how it works:

 

Let’s take Teleperformance Greece, a well-known multinational company, as an example. They provide outsourcing services to other major companies and are the ones running the recruitment process for those roles. 

 

So, Teleperformance Greece might be hiring for roles at Netflix. Netflix has outsourced the recruitment process to Teleperformance Greece, so Netflix is not the one publishing the job offer. Teleperformance Greece is. In such cases, you contact the intermediary, aka Teleperformance Greece, with your questions. 


 

  1. Be aware of what a legitimate recruitment process looks like

 

Ignorance is bliss, but it is also a frequent reason for becoming victims of job scams (and other kinds of scams). Before you engage in an active job search, find out what the recruitment process should look like.

 

Of course, there is no formula set in stone for recruitment processes. They can slightly differ among companies, or even for various roles. However, some things should remain the same in every case.


 

  • A face-to-face interview is a must

 

First of all, recruitment processes are never carried out entirely over text messages. A legitimate recruiter will always require you to arrange a video or in-person interview, or at least a phone call. 

 

Although, be wary if the last option is all that you get. A phone call is usually enough for a screening interview - the first stage of the recruitment process. For any stage past that, at least one face-to-face interaction should occur (but usually, there are multiple). Insist on it if the recruiter doesn’t suggest it first, and back off if they don’t agree. 


 

  • Not all personal data should be disclosed

 

Most (if not all) information every recruiter needs can be obtained from your CV. If you remember to include all the essential parts of a resume, there is nothing else that could and should interest them.

 

We won’t get into detail of what to include in a perfect CV here, but it can be boiled down to: full name and surname, contact details (phone number and email), work experience, education, and skills. 

 

Nothing else is necessary. Not your address, not your date of birth, not your nationality, not your beliefs, marital status, or sexual orientation. Not even your hobbies, if you don’t want to include them. 

 

And certainly not your bank account details or Social Security Number.

 

A recruiter can ask for your IBAN, address, passport, ID, or Social Security Number, but only at the final stages of the recruitment process, once you have agreed to take the job. It is for legal purposes - to draft the employment contract, set up health insurance, and proceed with salary payments. 

 

If they ask for any of this information before you accept the job offer - or worse, straight away - end the conversation. And never, at any stage, disclose any details concerning access to your bank account, such as the login credentials. 

 

More about red flags can be found in section 2 of this guide. 



  1. Seek others’ opinion 

 

If you’re not sure about something, ask someone you trust for advice. It can be a family member, a friend, a partner, or even a career coach if you’re working with one. 

 

Scammers have a way of fuddling your brain, to the point where you start to question everything and cannot tell right from wrong. If you can’t distinguish between common sense and paranoia, turn to someone with a fresh point of view.

 

If you find or receive a questionable job offer, you have probably been thinking about it for a while, turning it every which way and getting caught up on the topic. Someone who sees the situation for the first time will be able to offer a more level-headed judgement.

 

And the more opinions you collect, the better. Different people offer different points of view, which can help you make an informed decision. 

 

Never feel silly or naive for asking. The people you trust won’t think that - they will be happy to help you and potentially prevent something bad from happening. 


 

  1. Trust your gut

 

We know you have heard this phrase a million times, but we must repeat it: if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

 

We will discuss common red flags in job scams in a moment, but if you feel it’s odd that someone is offering you too much money for what seems like too little effort, don’t accept.

 

There are no legal consequences for backing up from a job offer. If somebody is trying to make you believe otherwise, they don’t have good intentions.

 

Recruitment agencies might be pushy because they receive a commission for every hire, and they want it ASAP. But do not let anyone offering you a job intimidate you into accepting an offer you don’t feel comfortable with. 

 

No matter what recruiters say, they have nothing that legally binds you to the job they are offering you. Saying no will cost you nothing, so don’t hesitate to do it if you want to. 



 

2. Red flags to watch out for

 

  1. Offers that seem too good to be true
  2. No information provided in the "job offer"
  3. Offering a job without an interview
  4. Communication only via WhatsApp, Telegram, iMessage, or email
  5. Frequent typos, grammatical errors, broken English
  6. Phishing for sensitive information
  7. The need to invest money beforehand
  8. Being forced to sign up for unrelated platforms 

 

 

  1. Offers that seem too good to be true

 

Never trust a job description packed with catchy phrases such as “work from home”, “make money fast”, “full flexibility”, etc.

 

Of course, that is not to say that every remote job is a scam. But it’s when they promise you everything at once that things get sketchy.

 

If a job offer claims you will be making 100,000 EUR a month working 2 hours a day from anywhere in the world, close it and move on. It’s more likely you will lose that money in less than 2 hours than gain it.

 

You could probably make this much from a side hustle, but it is highly unlikely someone will be willing to pay that to anyone. 


 

  1. No information provided in the “job offer”

 

If you don’t know any more after finishing reading a job description than you had before starting, don’t apply. 

 

This is particularly true for job scams received via direct messages. You may get a text offering you a nameless job, telling you to “respond for more details”.

 

A true recruiter will always include basic information about a job they’re offering you without prompting: job title, company, location, maybe even responsibilities and salary. And they will likely provide a link to the full job description where you can find out all the rest. 


 

  1. Offering a job without an interview

 

Job scams will often have you signing a contract after exchanging a total of 5 text messages. In fact, they might even say the job is yours in the very first message - all you have to do is text back. 

 

This is never how recruitment works. Even express recruitment processes last at least a week, with 2 or even 3 face-to-face interviews along the way, and maybe even a recruitment task or a presentation. 


 

  1. Communication only via WhatsApp, Telegram, iMessage, or email

 

This is a major red flag. Legitimate head-hunters mostly work on LinkedIn, and contact people of interest there. An email is not unheard of, but a legitimate one will usually encourage you to schedule a call to discuss things further.

 

If you have been actively applying for jobs and included your phone number in your CV, most recruiters try to call first before they send a message. Receiving a random WhatsApp text from an undisclosed person offering you a job without previous attempts to call is dodgy. 

 

Refusal to call is not just a red flag - it’s a flashing neon sign telling you to end the conversation and block the number. 

 

Some job scamming schemes have gotten “elaborate” enough, they do agree to phone calls. It is even possible to call someone from a number posing as belonging to a legitimate company.

 

Always demand a video call, if an in-person meeting is not possible for logistic reasons. If the person on the other side refuses, end the conversation. 


 

  1. Frequent typos, grammatical errors, broken English

 

This is a sensitive topic, as clearly, not all recruiters working in English-speaking companies are native speakers of English. You shouldn’t call someone a scammer just because of a single mistake they made during a phone call.

 

However, if the job description features multiple typos, looks as if it was put together by AI rather than a human, has frequent grammatical errors, or is written in very broken English, safe to say suspicion is justified.

 

The same applies to the messages exchanged with the person offering you the job. The introduction message legitimate recruiters send is usually carefully put together and spell-checked to appear professional. Mistakes in the very first text/email you receive are a clear warning sign.

 

If mistakes, typos, and broken English continue to intensify as the conversation progresses, raise your guard. An occasional mistake is natural, but if someone continuously fails to press space or cannot seem to remember how to spell the same word, it’s a bit iffy. 



  1. Phishing for sensitive information

 

Legitimate recruiters will never, ever require access to your bank account. The only thing they need is your IBAN so you can get paid for your hard work - but they won’t ask for it until the final stage of the job interview after you have accepted an offer.

 

If someone requires your address, date of birth, Social Security number, photos, scans of documents straight away, or any login credentials, never give it to them. 

 

In fact, be wary even if they ask for your name. If someone contacts you out of the blue after you have allegedly applied for a job with them, they should have your basic details, right? 


 

  1. The need to invest money beforehand 

 

No job will ever require you to invest money in the company - unless you are the founder or investor.

 

If a recruiter tries to convince you that in order to be hired, you need to make a deposit of any sort, run as fast as you can in the opposite direction. Don’t walk - RUN. 

 

They may try to explain that it’s just a guarantee of your legitimate interest in the job and you will get it back with your first paycheck, but draw a line right there. A company pays you for your work. You don’t pay a company for the right to work there.

 

Remember, there are no legal repercussions for refusing a job offer. If you are required to invest money to legally bind you to say yes in the end, something is not right. Many things, in fact. 


 

  1. Being forced to sign up for unrelated platforms

 

The same applies to signing up to unknown systems. If the condition for getting a job is creating an account on a crypto trading platform and spending a certain amount of money, then we’re sorry, but the job is a scam. 

 

The condition for getting a job is a demonstration of your skills, experience, and being a match to the team through an interview or a task - not your ability to purchase cryptocurrency or NFTs.

 

No matter what explanations the person offering you a job comes up with to justify the need to spend money on virtual assets gives you, they are never legitimate. 

 

Disclaimer: it’s okay to join a recruitment platform. Some companies run hiring processes entirely through their own software and require all candidates to create an account to manage their applications and schedule interviews. As long as you’re not asked to spend a dime or set up a digital wallet, signing up for a recruitment platform is fine. 


 

3. How do job scams work?

 

It is a common misconception that job scams are orchestrated by a single individual who is simply evil or bored. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

 

Scammers are entire organisations. They usually operate as shell companies or hide under an entirely different, fully legal activity. 

 

They are entire offices full of people whose daily job is to scam other people. This is why many scam victims who had had the opportunity to talk to the scammers on the phone report hearing noises resembling a bustling office in the background. It may even make it sound more legit - if they’re calling from an office, they might actually be a recruitment agency, right?

 

The people working in those offices are usually very vulnerable individuals, often from undeveloped countries, for whom choosing to join such a scheme was the only chance for employment and supporting their families. It doesn’t justify their actions in any way, but it gives a little perspective into how severe this issue is. 

 

Another thing to be aware of is that most of the job scam schemes have been at work for years. They have scammed thousands of people and perfected their system to the point it looks very legit. They also constantly improve and find new ways to scam people and bypass the law, so most individuals are sadly helpless in the face of the complexity of the phenomenon. 

 

Legal organs are usually well aware of the existence of such schemes. Chances are, they have been after them for years too, but tracking them down is extremely challenging. And even then, there is still a long road from identifying the source to holding the ones responsible for it accountable. 

 

Scam businesses are very good at hiding. If authorities are often helpless when faced with them, regular civilians are even more vulnerable. It is too easy to fall prey to job scam, so it’s crucial that even though we can’t do much to stop it as individuals, we can at least learn how to protect ourselves against it, and spread awareness to help protect others. 


 

4. Case study: WhatsApp job scam

 

The best way to learn how a job scam works is to use an example. The so-called WhatsApp job scam has been exceptionally prominent lately, with January being one of the most intense job search periods of the year. 

 

It always starts with receiving a cryptic message via WhatsApp:

 

 

They messages may look a little bit different every time, but there are some common characteristics.


 

  1. A number with a foreign country code

 

The messages usually come from numbers associated with areas very far away from your own location. For Europe, it is usually the US, Africa, or Asia. 

 

  1. No profile picture

 

The person messaging usually has no profile picture on WhatsApp. This is unusual, as recruiters are generally encouraged to choose a photo to make their profile appear more trustworthy and professional. Some companies practice setting their logo as a profile picture, but a lack of it thereof is a warning sign.


 

  1. Generic female names

 

The person claiming to be a recruiter usually introduces herself with a very generic, Western female name, like Alice or Stacy. They never give a surname, which is uncommon. Recruiters usually introduce themselves with their full name. 


 

  1. Typos

 

It often happens that the non-descript WhatsApp message from someone with a phone number from North Dakota claiming to be a recruiter named Karen is full of typos in the most basic words. As you can see in the example above, Christine seems to have trouble formatting her messages - she sometimes presses enter or space at unexpected times, and in other cases, she fails to use spaces at all. 

 

It seems as though someone working for one of the top recruitment agencies in New York City hasn't mastered the art of correctly using the space button. Weird, huh?


 

If you receive a message checking all the boxes mentioned above, you can safely ignore it - or go a step further and block the number and delete the text. A few people on our team received a similar message around the same time, and we tried responding to see what happens:

 

 

A terrific job offer with an unreal hourly wage, flexible working hours, and work from home… Gee, count me in!

 

In the case of Perry, it is difficult to verify someone claiming to work at LinkedIn. But the message from Christine was easier to expose as a job scam. 

 

The text included the name of the recruitment agency Christine allegedly works for, Hunt Executive Search. A quick Google search demonstrates that such an institution does indeed exist - and is kind of a big deal.

 

The only problem with Christine? The area code of her number - +1 (450) - points to Montreal, while Hunt Executive Search is based in New York City. And while remote work is a possibility, messaging potential candidates from a Canadian number in the name of an American company might be a bit of a stretch. I mean, with headquarters at Park Avenue in NYC, you could afford phones with functioning SIM cards for your employees, right?

 

Always verify this sort of information. A quick Google search can sometimes save you a lot of trouble. 


 

5. What to do if you are a victim of a job scam?

 

  1. Don't blame yourself and don't let anyone tell you it's your fault
  2. Contact your bank
  3. Contact the police
  4. Contact the job board or recruitment agency where you found the job offer
  5. Contact the company the job scam was published under
  6. Seek support
  7. Spread awareness 


 

  1. Don’t blame yourself and don’t let anyone tell you it’s your fault

 

Job scam victims often feel naive and guilty. What’s worse, other people, including the authorities, may sometimes be judgmental. What they do is called victim blaming, which is never right.

 

It is never the victim’s fault for being the victim - no matter the type of crime. 

 

As we have said, scammers are entire organisations that have been perfecting their tactics for years. They know exactly what to do and say to appear legitimate and cloud the judgement of even the most reasonable person. 

 

Additionally, the job search period is a difficult and stressful time. It can sometimes take weeks or even months to find a new job, and the lack of security leaves job seekers very vulnerable. Scammers take advantage of that state of increased vulnerability, manipulating people by promising exactly what they need at the moment. 

 

It is natural to be angry and disappointed in yourself and others after such a tragedy hits you. But remember that being scammed wasn’t your fault and doesn’t make you naive or silly. 


 

  1. Contact your bank

 

If any money has been stolen or you fear that your financial information has been compromised, the first thing to do is to contact your bank. They need to know about a breach in security and might be able to block all your cards and accounts in time.

 

In some cases, banks may even retract a payment if they act soon enough. Sometimes, they even have special systems in place meant to automatically block outgoing payments to suspicious recipients.

 

Let me use a personal example. I was almost the victim of a flat scam a few years ago and was saved only by the quick reaction of my bank and the system recognising an “untrustworthy recipient”. 

 

I had felt ashamed to contact my bank, but in retrospect, it feels much better now having gone through the pain of admitting that I had been scammed and getting my money back, than it would have to keep quiet about it and wave several grand goodbye.

 

The bank may not always be able to help you. But it is still worth trying, and in any case, they should still know that such a situation has taken place. 


 

  1. Contact the police

 

When your bank is already aware, it is time to call the police. You may even consider visiting a police station in person. You might find it easier to explain everything this way, given it is a sensitive and emotional topic.

 

Tell the whole story, give all the details, and show any messages you may have exchanged with the scammers. Don’t hold anything back. Again, I know first-hand how difficult talking about it is, and how different others’ reactions to your story may be. Remember that I have been there. 

 

But the more the police know, the higher their chances of helping you. It’s not guaranteed that they will be able to help you personally, but your testimony can contribute to the greater scheme of things.

 

It is likely the police are already aware of the job scam. Given its huge scale, many other cases have probably been reported before. The more people come forward and the more information they receive, the more action they will be able to take. 


 

  1. Contact the job board or recruitment agency where you found the job offer

 

If the job scam was advertised as a job offer on one of the job boards or provided by a recruitment agency, let them know. See if the URL still works and if not, describe the offer in as much detail as you can remember. 

 

Job boards and recruitment agencies can’t help you get your data or money back. But they can take active steps to prevent it from happening to someone else.

 

They have tools to trace the job offer, verify its publisher, prevent them from posting again, and keep an eye out for similar job scams. The more they know about the tactics used by job scammers, the better they can improve their security systems to detect fake job offers. 


 

  1. Contact the company the job scam was published under

 

Job boards post job offers on behalf of third parties - aka other companies. A company may not even be aware that someone is using job platforms and recruitment agencies to spread job scams under their name. 

 

Every self-respecting business will want to know about it. Whether you have found a fake job offer online or were directly contacted by someone claiming to work for a specific company, that company should know about it. 

 

Send screenshots of the conversation and/or the URL of the page with the job scam, if it still exists. 


 

  1. Seek support

 

Being scammed is a traumatic experience. Everyone reacts to it in different ways, and it impacts some more than others. But we can all agree it is not pleasant to anybody.

 

As someone who has been there and done that, I can honestly tell you it is better to talk to somebody. At first, you may feel like you should keep it to yourself because you’re too ashamed to admit what has happened to anyone.

 

But feeling like you’re alone in this is actually much, much worse. If there are people out there who can help you, let them. 

 

You don’t have to tell everyone. You can confide in one person first - a friend, family member, or partner. They will be able to offer their support and advice.

 

If the emotional impact of becoming a job scam victim is particularly severe, consider talking to a psychologist. They are trained to help people overcome emotional trauma and can provide you with tools to help you get through this difficult time much more efficiently. 


 

  1. Spread awareness

 

It will be a while before you are ready to talk about being scammed openly. Some people don’t like talking about it at all, and that’s also okay.

 

Take all the time you need to process the situation and come to terms with what happened. There are a lot of complicated emotions involved, and there is no right or wrong way to deal with them. 

 

But there may come a time when your despair will turn into anger. This, in turn, will motivate you to take action.

 

Many job scam victims make it their personal vendetta to make sure what has happened to them won’t happen to more people. Spreading awareness is one of the few ways we, as individuals, can fight job scams. 

 

You don’t have to go as far as to post about it on social media if you don’t feel comfortable doing so. But even warning your loved ones about job scams is already a contribution towards protecting others from being scammed. 


 

6. How do we make sure that job offers posted at Europe Language Jobs are legitimate?

 

We have said it, and we will say it again: our users’ safety is our top priority. We work every day to make sure our job board remains a secure environment, where people can look for their new role without worrying about encountering job scams.

 

Here is what we do to ensure that every job we post is legitimate:


  1. Company verification

 

We have an entire Sales Team dedicated to ensuring all companies we work with are real and trustworthy. We invite companies to collaborate based on thorough market research, and if someone contacts us expressing interest in a partnership, they undergo a rigorous verification process.

 

We conduct a video meeting with a representative of every company interested in posting job offers on our job board. It is a compulsory step to establishing a collaboration with us. 

 

During the meeting, a member of our Sales Team obtains all the essential information we need to establish whether a company is trustworthy or not.

 

We don’t offer the so-called “free passes” some other job boards do. Nobody can log in to our portal and publish a job without us knowing about it. In order to gain access to our platform, a company has to have a long, friendly chat with a representative of our trained Sales Team. 

 

We verify the VAT number of every company collaborating with us using the VIES system. What’s more, we organise in-person visits to the headquarters of companies publishing the most offers on our job board to establish a secure relationship and get to know them better.



  1. Verification of job offers

 

We don’t stop at the initial verification of every company. Once they gain access to our portal, we continue making sure they comply with our guidelines.

 

The job offers posted on our job board are checked by members of our Sales Team. There is a list of requirements every job advertised through our website has to follow, and if we find one that doesn’t, we contact the company, asking to change it. 



  1. Listening to our users’ feedback

 

We have a special email address dedicated to our users: [email protected]. Every person who has any doubts or questions regarding a job offer can contact us via this address, and we will do our best to answer as soon as possible.

 

Collecting our users’ feedback is crucial to us at Europe Language Jobs. There have been cases in the past when we finished a collaboration with particular companies based on repetitive negative feedback from candidates.

 

As a job board, we don’t directly participate in the recruitment process. Therefore, we can’t always control the actions of the companies working with us. 

 

But we can listen to our users’ feedback and take action when we see that something isn’t right. We encourage every candidate to share their thoughts with us and ask them to let us know about any doubts they may have. 

 


 

Here is everything you need to know about job scams. The key takeaways are that you can never be too careful, you absolutely shouldn’t blame yourself if you fall victim to a job scam, and you must take action as soon as possible if that happens. 

 

Pay attention to the red flags we listed in section 2 of this guide. Bear in mind that job scams evolve all the time and new ones appear constantly, so stay informed and keep your eyes open at all times.

 

The bottom line is: trust your gut. If you don’t feel comfortable accepting an offer or doing something, don’t do it. Never feel silly for wanting to double-check everything and asking a hundred questions. Better safe than sorry, and your security should be your priority (excuse the rhyme).

 

Don’t rush into anything head-first without carefully verifying all the information. Even if you feel pressured into accepting any offer that comes your way after months of intense job search, listen to common sense. 

 

Ensure a safe job search with Europe Language Jobs. Find a new job with your languages in your dream destination without worrying about job scams or the safety of your personal data. 

 


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