Trip.com Job Scam
Watch Out for Text Message on Your Job Search
Trip.com is a popular online travel agency, but it's also the target of job scammers. These scammers pretend to be Trip.com employees or recruiters and offer fake job opportunities to job seekers.
How the scam works
Scammers typically contact job seekers via text message. They may post fake job listings on job boards. The scammers will often promise a high salary and flexible hours, and they may even send you a fake job offer.
However, if you accept the job offer, the scammers will likely ask you to pay a fee upfront, such as a processing fee or training fee. They may also ask you to provide personal information, such as your Social Security number or bank account number.
If you send the scammers any money or personal information, you are likely to lose both. The scammers will not give you a real job, and they may use your personal information to commit identity theft.
Sample Text Scam
How to protect yourself
There are a few things you can do to protect yourself from Trip.com job scams:
- Be wary of any job offer that comes from an unsolicited email, text message, or social media message.
- Do your research on the company before applying for any job. You can check the company's website and social media pages, and you can also read online reviews from current and former employees.
- Never pay a fee upfront for a job. Legitimate companies will never ask you to pay for a job.
- Never provide personal information to someone you don't know and trust. This includes your Social Security number, bank account number, and date of birth.