Have you ever wondered whether the job you are applying for is real or not? There are times when it is hard to tell the difference. With how rampant scams are, there are also scammers who prey on job seekers too. The best defense that you can do is to do your research and report these scams.
As what people say, if it is too good to be true, chances are, the job being offered to you might be a scam. However, we cannot blame other people if they are not aware of these fraudulent activities. Some are just relying on the information that they have and there are others who are trusting these people just to have a job to support their family.
Recently, a person by the name of Madison, who has been introducing herself as a point of contact and store manager of Dunkin’ Donuts, is making rounds online. According to job seekers who received a message from her, the job she is offering is a complete scam.
Several job seekers from the group Metro Manila Job Hiring 2018 shared their experiences dealing with Madison. According to them, they received a message from the said person, telling them that she needs people to work for her Dunkin’ Donuts branches.
She is promising the job applicant that she will give the person a job as long as her name will appear on top of the person’s resume or biodata. She is also urging the applicant to bring another person during application.
But this is the catch: once the applicant reaches the office address of SA1 Human Resource Service that Madison provided, they will be asked to pay for an “application fee.” This application fee is a non-refundable amount that will be used to process the job order. Without paying the amount, their application with Dunkin’ Donuts will not push through.
In the end, instead of getting the job that they are expecting, these applicants will just be left hanging.
In light of the incident, Dunkin’ Donuts released a statement on social media that Madison and SA1 Human Resource Service are not related to the company or any of their franchise partners.
Be careful with the people you are dealing with. If you are applying for a job and the company is asking you to pay a certain fee, this is already a red flag that something is wrong. If you have a suspicion that a fraudulent activity is happening, report it to the authorities immediately.