The internet jungle preys upon the innocent. Someone I know has been looking for a job, so I had my eyes open. I was poking around university Facebook pages when I saw a note on the Beaconhouse National University FB page that said:
“A reputable company urgently requires for HR Assistant (only Females) Fresh Graduate or Graduate students Salary Package-Rs.16000-20000 K- negotiable. Apply at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line HR Assistant”.
It sounded off, but then I thought, maybe it’s not so strange here. I sent her the note.
She contacted them, and the ‘company’ requested a skype interview.
On skype, the man immediately started insulting and threatening her and told her she’d better do everything he said or he’d post nude pictures of her on the internet. She immediately quit skype.
Pakistani friends: please warn your students and young women not to fall into such traps and not to be intimidated by anyone. I have found the same ad posted on a variety of job-related FB pages. It is truly criminal because they know people are desperately seeking jobs.