How to spot fake jobs

Fake New Zealand jobs are all over the internet and social media. In recent years, some dodgy people have become more cunning in their tactics to get your hard earned money. Here are some easy ways to spot a fake job or offer:

1 – THE OFFER IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE

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Something commonplace in facebook now

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may already know that the average Kiwi company is small. Offering “Free Visa and Free Ticket” to 600 people simply doesn’t happen in a small country like New Zealand.

2 – SEARCH THE ORGANISATION IN THE COMPANIES REGISTER

https://companies-register.companiesoffice.govt.nz/

If they are a legitimate business, you will find them on the official list of companies and be able to see their founding date, address and owners.

3 – VISIT OR PHONE THEIR OFFICE

Phone their office in New Zealand and talk to the person who gave the offer.

The published address of this dodgy company has an empty floor building. The phone numbers ring but nobody answers

4 – GOOGLE MAPS MAY TELL YOU THE TRUTH

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An offer from “Caledonia Hospital” but the published address shows a tiny house

5 – ASKING FOR A “PROCESSING” FEE

Be reminded that New Zealand is a “no placement fee” country. If ever there will be processing fees for the work visa it will go straight to Immigration New Zealand with an official receipt, not in the pocket of somebody.

A scam email to prepay for a “Skilled Migrant Certification” which does not exist

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