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Vital scam warning as your dream job offer could be fake – Brits urged ‘be alert!’


Some scammers could ask Britons to hand over money upfront, pay expensive DBS check fees, or to provide personal details such as bank information before a job offer is made.

However, all of these instances are major red flags a scam could be taking place, and individuals are being urged to remain on their guard. 

With furlough ending, the continuing effects of the pandemic on job opportunities, and the festive season approaching, this could serve as a cocktail of circumstances which could make people more susceptible to falling for a scam.

In fact, in 2020, seasonal job scams increased by some 88 percent when compared to 2019, and the number is expected to rise again in 2021.

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