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This IFS officer received a fake job offer, shares it as a cautionary tale

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Many of you who receive these fake SMS and WhatsApp messages on job vacancies would be totally concerned about this.

Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Parveen Kaswan shared a screenshot of a message he received recently, apparently as part of a scam attempt

“Your CV is received in our company and salary is ₹9,700,” the post reads, adding a WhatsApp link asking him to contact for more details.

“Finally got the job offer. I don’t know what to do anymore,” the IFS officer joked.

“Dear friends, nowadays many scam people or agencies keep sending such kind of SMS and emails. Do not react and click on the links. It may lead to data theft, hacking or financial fraud. Be careful,” his next tweet warned.

Many of those who responded shared similar posts about fake job postings.

“I also got a similar message from Maharashtra State Electricity Board yesterday. Although my salary is in 5 figures,” another commented.

“Mr package Very less.. I usually got offers like 8000 rs per hour,” said a third user.

Many others have asked what to do to stop or even trap these scammers who could be part of a phishing attack.

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