In times of economic uncertainty, it can be tempting to take any job offer that comes your way. But before you accept a job offer, especially one that comes through LinkedIn, it's important to make sure it's legitimate. Unfortunately, there are thousands of fake jobs on LinkedIn, just like on every job site. Flexjobs admits that for every legitimate work-from-home job, there are approximately 60-70 job scams.
So how can you tell if a job offer is real or not? Here are some warning signs to look out for: the salary is much higher than you'd expect; the job offer asks for additional personal information at the first contact; the job offer requires you to download an external messaging application; and the job offer is posted by a fake profile. If you suspect a job offer is fake, it's important to report it to LinkedIn as soon as possible. You should also inform your hiring and human resources teams so they can monitor your company's LinkedIn pages and report any false posts. Protecting yourself from online fraud impersonating LinkedIn is essential in times of the Great Renunciation.
WebTitan can help protect your employees and your organization from scams such as the LinkedIn job offer scam. It takes focus and patience to get from one job to another and fill out endless forms, but it's worth it in the end. By being aware of the warning signs of fake jobs on LinkedIn, you can protect yourself from becoming a victim of online fraud.