Job scam alert!
If you run a blog, you are more likely to receive various types of emails from your email. Sometimes you may receive a letter of encouragement, a good opportunity, or information. But how nice would it be if the world were just that fancy? In a jungle-like world, bloggers also have a chance of being scammed, in a nutshell. Some time ago, I wrote a post about scams artists can get.
This is an artist scam email I received the other day.
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I would like to share this information whenever possible. Because sometimes it is easy for beginner painters who have just come out of the world to fall for these fake suggestions.
There are many artists who want to work for companies, especially as web designers and graphic designers. Such artists often post resumes or portfolios on sites such as Indeed, Linkedin, and Google to search for jobs.
But before that, of course, there are some things you should know.
For example, artists have fake open calls that look real, and nonexistent competitions. And there's even a Vanity Gallery. In most cases, this is not an organization or gallery that helps artists work, but rather an organization that targets artists' pockets.
There are many cases of disappointing artists who give up the path to earn more money to paint and sincerely pursue invisible art.
In particular, you should check a few important clues before starting your job search activities. The site below provides more detailed information.
Scam alert: the company is real, but the job offer is fake
And personally, in my summary,
first. It's rare to see a big reward for a little effort. For example, the HR team of a company that I did not apply for suddenly contacted me and congratulated me. You should be careful if the salary is not the minimum wage, but an absurdly high amount first.
second. Even if they don't or don't identify their employer exactly, be careful if the email sent by HR is Gmail. This means they don't come in through official channels.
Third. Be very careful if you feel like they are constantly asking for your personal information without giving you time to think, or if they try to let you give your bank account information. Usually I open an account number only when it has been verified through a very strict procedure. Checks also need to be careful. (In a word, I want to know more about the work, but the other party is more likely to be a scam if he focuses more on checking. Vanity publishing is also a scam if they don't care about the content and focus on payment and provide information. In the case of a decent publisher, you can deposit money (through PayPal, etc.) and you can track the results and see them at your own time.)
fourth. Be wary of looking overly fancy. Everything takes a lot of effort. After a lot of effort, it is normal that there is a price that most of these efforts will not be recognized. Even so, it is a healthier life to self-evaluate the value of my efforts and to live with self-encouragement. This is also my philosophy.
Finally fifth. speed. If you feel like you're in a hurry with anything going fast, be careful.
To sum up, there is no other know-how about scams. It's good to trust even the smallest of your own intuition. Of course, there are people who do the right job search and recruitment activities. Rather, these types of people do not get annoyed with questions from job seekers and artists, and explain step by step without haste.
In order to survive as an artist in the Internet world in the sea of information, I hope you overcome the obstacle of scam and sail into the wide sea today.
Myungja Anna Koh