CSA Warns Public Of Job Scams

Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako, CSA Boss


The Cyber Security Authority has raised a job scam alert following reported incidents across the country.

In a public alert statement, the CSA indicated a sharp rise in job scam incidents.

It said it received at least 15 reports through the cybercrime /cyber security incident reporting points of contact with victims losing over GH¢124,000.

According to the CSA, citizens ought to beware of unsolicited messages offering job opportunities as these scammers tend to pose as recruiters to fleece unsuspecting people.

The CSA added that people must be skeptical of advertisements that promise high-paying jobs that require minimal work.

“If it seems too good to be true, it’s likely a scam,” the CSA stated.

It noted that poor grammar, spelling mistakes, or unprofessional communication in job advertisements tend to be giveaways that the said advertisement is not genuine and should be ignored.

However, in the absence of these, job-seekers are entreated to verify job advertisements directly with the company’s official website or contact information.

“Avoid relying solely on communication through email or instant messaging,” the CSA stated.

Also, job-seekers have been advised against sharing personal or financial information unless they are certain of the legitimacy of the prospective employer.

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