Beware of Job Scams
Protect yourself from job scams during your job search.
Aquent is aware that scammers are using our company name to trick people into applying for jobs that don't exist. These job scams also try to get job seekers to provide sensitive personal information, financial information, or payment to the scammer.
What job scams look like
- Scammers often use email addresses with free email services such as Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail. Our Aquent recruiters will only email job seekers from an @aquent.com email address.
- Fake job postings typically show up on Facebook job groups and other social media sites.
- Many of these scams are related to work-from-home jobs. Since Aquent offers many legitimate work-from-home opportunities, the best way to find them is by visiting our website and searching for the job advertised—aquent.com.au/find-work.
- Be cautious of recruiters that contact you via encrypted message platforms like WhatsApp, Signal or Telegram. These platforms are commonly used by scammers. Aquent would never do this.
How to avoid job scams
- Be wary of job postings that only include a few brief requirements. Legitimate jobs normally list extensive qualifications.
- Don't use the links or contact details in the message or given to you. Call the official company via phone numbers sources from an independent internet search to confirm if the job is legitimate. Aquent can be reached on +61 2 8288 8288 in Sydney or +61 3 9244 9999 in Melbourne.
- Use the company's corporate job search page to try to find any job that you originally saw on Facebook, or elsewhere. The best way to find Aquent jobs is by visiting our website—aquent.com.au/find-work.
- Be especially careful if the interviewer is trying to rush you through the process. Don't be pressured to act quickly. A legitimate offer will not require you to make an immediate decision. If the offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- And never provide any of the following:
- Payment for a job (this includes buying gifts cards and providing card details)
- Financial details (especially account numbers and bank routing numbers)
- Personal information (address, date of birth, passport, or driver's license number)
If you get a scam message or phone call, you should ignore it and report it to ACCC's Scamwatch. If you believe you've been scammed on any job posting, the best thing you can do is report the cybercrime via ReportCyber.
If you provided your bank account information to a scammer, you should also contact your financial institution.
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