WhatsApp Job Scam: Users Getting Calls & Messages From US Employers


WhatsApp Job Scam: WhatsApp, a commonly used communication channel worldwide, suffers the most scams carried out in the name of job offers, online earning and lottery fraud. Recently, Indian users have been receiving multiple calls and messages from so-called US employers who are ready to offer them jobs.

The young minds of India are always looking for better opportunities to enhance their career growth and job prospects. Read to know more about the scam and how to avoid getting duped by such scams.

WhatsApp Job Scams, are using temporary, untrackable phone numbers based on the area codes of popular states of the US. The fake designations range from executive to supervisor. Furthermore, to make this opportunity lucrative, fraudsters are giving candidates a chance to work from home.

All the contact numbers used in this scam have area codes such as +1 (404) for Atlanta, Georgia, and +1 (773) for Chicago, Illinois, giving a sense of trust that the job offer is from an American company.

How to Stay Safe From WhatsApp Job Scams?

Prominent messaging apps like WhatsApp and Telegram are widely targeted by scammers as they have a huge user base. Users are advised to use two-factor authentication and PIN to prevent financial and personal data loss. Moreover, any job that involves money transfer prior to joining should be strictly avoided. You can read a detailed Blog by Hirect about how to stay safe from online job scams.

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Abhishek Yadav

Backed by an engineering background, Abhishek is a techno-geek with an intense passion for research-based writing. With more than five years of industry experience, he finds the transition to content writing challenging and exciting.  On holiday, you can spot him cooking his comfort food and vibing on Sidhu Moosewala’s songs.

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