Welcome to the Fraud Alert Center of ExpediUSA


The phrase where there's smoke, there's fire perfectly fits the scams in the job market situation. This simply means that job scams are a common occurrence in the recruitment industry. The rapid rise in online job search has only fueled the problem and resulted in a significant spike in fraud. The primary motive behind this is to dupe candidates into giving away their hard-earned money to anyone promising an interview in exchange. 


In the wake of such rising numbers, ExpediUSA has spotted some red flags that can help you be safe from such scams:-

  • Ref flag #1: The Initial Contact - They use a private email address instead of a company domain

  • Red flag #2: Job Application Stage - They ask you to pay in order to apply for a job

  • Red flag #3: The Interview Stage: They ask for too many personal details too soon

  • Red flag #4: The Salary Negotiation Stage - The offer sounds too good to be true

  • Red flag #5: The Final Card - Job Offer - They hire you immediately


How Can You Determine a Fake Recruitment Alert?

  • When the job posting says no experience is required or anyone can do the job.

  • When they hire you on the spot or don't issue an offer letter.

  • When they demand money in exchange for a post. YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY MONEY TO GET A JOB!!! No legitimate company will ever ask you for money in exchange for a job.

  • When the salary is beyond your expectations.


How to Protect Yourself?


Watch out for the above mentioned red flags. In addition, here are 5 ways to keep yourself safe from job scams:-

  • Do not share your personal information

  • Do not share credit/debit card details, CVV, OTP no matter what

  • Do not disburse any payment towards a potential employer

  • Conduct thorough research about the company

  • Check for online reviews on social media handles

Caution: Please don't pay a recruiter any sum of money or provide personal/financial information. Fraudsters may ask you to pay a registration fee saying that it is refundable or perhaps ask for a document processing fee or any other excuse. In some cases, the recruiter may even pretend to be from a prominent multinational company. Before you respond to any email/call, inquire and verify the person's authenticity with whom you are interacting.