Facebook Work from Home Employment Scam
there is a news floating all over the web about jobs available in Facebook under 2 conditions –
- Pay ex-amount of some vendor, who will get you the job/work.
- Click on the link Provided, which claims to be available for 30 minutes and would expire as soon as the openings get filled up.
Reality about online jobs –
- No vendor would ever ask for money to get you a job/and/or work, regardless of the situation. There can be, in some situations, certain pre-requisite skill sets where there are trainings available being offered for the jobs. In the later case, there can be no guarantee of the job.
- Clicking the link downloads a malware, which keeps multiplying and forces browser to navigate to specific pages instead of where you want it to. Since it is malware (and not virus), it has a potential (and actually has) infected pretty much all the platforms including MAC.
Solution to Facebook Employment Scam –
- In case the link looks legitimate, hover the mouse and see where it is being redirected. In case it is not, then you know its a spam. Even if you click, but being asked if you really want to close it, its a clear cut indication.
Truth about Facebook Jobs
Yes, Facebook has launched a program for off-loading work to India on the occasion of Independence day.
- Unless the Url has Facebook included, it is most likely to be spam/fraud.
- Unless it comes from an Internationally Reputed Firm, it is again most likely to be a spam.
- In case anyone is interested in this work, send me a mail and I should be able to route you to the right mailbox/person.