Security and Fraud

Security and Fraud Alerts takes all possible security measures to protect the privacy of its users. However, at times, users may encounter frauds or phishing scams through emails, text messages and phone calls made by frauds falsely representing themselves as an agent of Gweka. To warn and protect our users of any frauds, phishing scams or illegal activities, we request them to go through the below-given examples of how fraud may take place and how they can take an action against the same.

What is Phishing and Spoofing?

Phishing is a fraud that is most commonly done by sending false emails to obtain personal information of users. The person sending the phishing email may do so in the name of Users can easily spot phishing scams through certain ways which most likely would ask users to download malicious software or provide a link stating that it will direct them to the concerned website. Users might also be asked to log in to their account or update their information or payment details. Users shall keep in mind that Gweka will never send them an email asking for their personal or account information and will also not require users to download a suspicious link or file.

Spoofing, on the other hand, involves a fraudulent email telling the users that they have been shortlisted/ selected for a job/ internship/ freelance work. The scammer could also ask users to pay some fee for securing a job. Users shall be aware that will never send them an email asking for money before a job applicant has been placed successfully with an employer. Further, all Gweka accepts payments only through secured platforms. For both phishing and spoofing, users might receive emails through a fraud email address. We request users to refrain from paying any money or clicking on any suspicious link via email. In case users receive such emails, they shall immediately inform us about the same. In case of a suspicious email Gweka shall be constrained to initiate  appropriate legal actions against anyone found indulging in any such phishing or spoofing.

How can users avoid fraud?

Here are a few methods through which users can keep themselves wary of falling for any phishing or spoofing scam.

  • Always look out for the email addresses. Gweka has an official email address only that email official email is used to communicate with users. The official email of Gweka is mentioned on our website. Users warned should not provide any personal or financial information on any other email address apart from the official email address of Gweka. 
  • The other way to avoid these scams is to look out for spelling errors. In most cases, phishing and spoofing emails contain grammatical errors.
  • Usually phishing and spoofing emails ask for personal information such as username, passwords, account number, credit/ debit card details, one-time password etc. We request users not to provide any such information through emails.
  • Users should avoid clicking on any links or any file mentioned in the email.
  • Also, users should not click on any link for payment. All transactions should be made through a secured payment gateway.

Types Of Fake Job Offers

Every individual looking for a job should always confirm whether the job offer he/she comes through is genuine or not. Below, we are sharing some quick points to create awareness against fraudulent job offers. Please look for these points in a job offer to have a safe and fraud-free experience.

Ways to know about the fraudulence of a job offer:

  1. Charging money as the refundable amount
  2. Charging money as registration fees
  3. Wanting to know your confidential information such as Credit Card/PAN Card/Debit Card
  4. Demanding money on telephonic interviews over a scoop of selection
  5. Don’t fall for On-the-spot job offers with easy hiring criteria
  6. Attracting you with a high salary package
  7. Luring you with the name & goodwill of renowned job portals
  8. Asking for fees under cover of some tests for banking jobs
  9. No big company such as Hero, Wipro, Google, etc., charges a security deposit.
  10. Preparing fake JDs with a big company’s name and asking for money.
  11. Beware of captcha entry jobs having agreements and fake court notices to pay money in case of violating the agreement.

Be an educated job seeker and report to Cyber Security Police if you encounter any such job offer from any recruiter from any source.
Never ever pay a penny to get a job. Don’t share your personal information such as Debit/Credit card details, OTPs, and with anyone.
A genuine company never asks for money from job seekers in any of their job offers.

Issued in Job Seeker’s interest!

If you receive any suspicious email/ text/ phone call, you should immediately reach out to us at [email protected]