QLD Police – Scam Alert regarding Job Adverts
Please be aware of scams regarding job adverts and being asked for personal information. If any of the jobs we post do ask for the below information, inform us immediately and we will remove the advert.
Queensland Police have received reports where scammers are posting legitimate-looking job ads on official jobseeker websites and asking “successful” applicants for personal information as part of the application process, including:
• current residential address and phone numbers;
• personal bank details;
• tax file number;
• photocopies of passports, driver licences.
They usually ask for this to be uploaded via an email link or through their bogus website.
This information can be used by cybercriminals to carry out identity theft, including opening bank accounts or lines of credit in your name.
Some victims have also been asked to transfer money as part of the job application process.
See policelink page for more details – https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/news/2020/03/24/police-warn-over-coronavirus-scammers-targeting-job-seekers/