Sometimes, false job postings are listed online, and non-existing job offers are sent via email to illegally collect personal information and/or money from unsuspecting job seekers. To tackle such cases, we need your help to remain vigilant every day - when we receive complaints from jobseekers about fraudulent or suspicious emails, we promptly notify the concerned employer and, if necessary, block them from using our services.
We encourage you to be wary of emails that
- ask your personal, non-work related information such as Credit Card numbers or Bank information over phone or email
- do not provide valid contact information
- ask for monetary transactions, money-transfers, or payment for any employment/recruitment related purpose
- promise emigration and ask for money to process visa, etc
Before you respond to such emails, we suggest you to do a discreet enquiry and be sure to verify the legitimacy of the employer with whom you are interacting. Please note that PharmaTutor does not approve of, or represent any employer or recruiter sending such fraudulent communication, which in fact are a violation of the Terms and Conditions. We value the trust you placed on PharmaTutor and are committed to make your job search a safe and fraud-free experience on our site.
If you have received (or receive) any such suspicious email communication from a possible PHARMATUTOR client, do report it to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage you to read the following and make yourself aware of the warning signs of the most common kinds of Internet and Email frauds.
There are two types of email scams – 'phishing' and 'spoofing'. In both the cases, the 'from address' is forged to make it appear as if it came from a source that it actually did not come from.
What is Phishing?
Phishing is an attempt by fraudsters to 'fish' for your personal details. A phishing attempt is usually in the form of an e-mail, which encourages you to click a link that takes you to a fraudulent log-on page designed to capture your account/password/personal details. These emails can also be used to lure the recipient into downloading harmful software. Please note that PharmaTutor.org will never ask you to download software in order to access your account.
More information about Phishing scams and how you can protect yourself against them is available here http://www.antiphishing.org/consumer_recs.html
What is Spoofing?
Spoof emails usually include a fraudulent offer of employment and/or an invitation to perform a monetary transaction. Such email scams are, unfortunately, common across the world and could target anyone - including unsuspecting jobseekers who have registered with PharmaTutor. The sender's address is often disguised and/or the sender may not have provided the entire contact information, such as, the correct physical address, phone numbers and email ID.
The precautionary measures jobseekers could take to protect themselves against suspected spoof emails have been mentioned above.