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Your Online Security
Sadly, there are some very unscrupulous people scouring the web and no organisation operating online can give an unconditional blanket guarantee of security to its users.
carecareers makes every effort to prevent fraudulent activity occurring, but it is not immune to occasional attempts at scamming.
We take your security and privacy extremely seriously and the following advice is designed to help you avoid putting your personal security at risk.
In general, you should beware of any ad or email that asks for payment, passwords or personal details. If you are in any doubt at all, don’t offer or disclose information, but please contact us instead.
What to look out for
1 Scam Job Ads
Scam ads have occasionally been posted to job boards out of hours. Be wary if you see an advertised role in an industry or sector that you would not expect to see on carecareers.
2 Scam Emails
If you receive an unsolicited job offer, perhaps badly worded and from a person or organisation unfamiliar to you, there’s a chance it might be a scam. Be wary of links in these emails. Don’t click on the links or respond to the email.
The scammers are usually after your money, or your personal information, or both.
If in doubt, never:
- Share your bank account or credit card details.
- Pay an upfront 'processing’ fee
- Accept any money transfer
- Offer any information that could be used in identity theft including:
- Driver’s licence
- Passport details.
- Tax file number.
- Usernames and/or passwords.
- Personal information not relevant to your work.
What to do if you suspect a scam
If you have any concerns about whether a job ad or email is not genuine:
- Do not respond to, or click any links in, the ad or email
- Report the suspected scam to carecareers ASAP, including a link to the ad or a copy of the email.
- Check that the anti-virus software on your computer is up to date.
- If you have already given your bank account or credit card details, contact your bank immediately and ask for their advice.