In the latest reports, officials said there is a high probability of fraudsters using fake official-looking websites to defraud job seekers. It is common for spammers to set up fake websites hosted on Google and use fake links to spread their spam.
Job seekers have been warned to be wary of fake websites when applying for sub-inspector, constable, and civil service jobs online.
It is likely that aspirants come across fake phishing links that are similar to legitimate ones while searching. A payment link on the fraudulent website may lead them to pay money, an official said.
Spammers include fake unsubscribe links in their spam, the cybercrime police said. It is best not to click on a website address unless you know it is from a reputable source. The official said that there are more illegitimate spammers than legitimate ones.
You should be vigilant when searching for addresses and double-check them. Don’t rush to apply and make the payment, a Cyberabad Cybercrime official advised.
People will try to exploit anything that is not directly benefitting them, and that is precisely what is happening as government job prospects for young people in Telangana are very bright. There are fraudsters out to take advantage of those seeking employment, prompting the police to warn job seekers to be extra vigilant.
In addition, there are a few apps available online that provide information on the process of applying, preparation, syllabus, etc. Although these applications are not harmful, it is always a good idea to be cautious, an official said.
Aspirants are urged to apply on personal computers and laptops rather than mobile phones or from internet cafes.
Computers and laptops used for personal purposes are usually not affected by connectivity issues. Using a mobile phone to fill out an application and upload documents could be difficult and unsafe at the same time, an official explained.
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