STAY SAFE AND ALWAYS BE ON YOUR GUARD
The internet is a great thing. People all over the world are able to connect and communicate with ease and it's opened up a whole new world for online communities such as Work The Wilds. As in the offline world, most people are honest, friendly and trustworthy but there are a rare few whose sole aim is to scam others and take advantage of them. You should always be on your guard against potential scams.
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1. Always meet for the first time in a safe public place
For a first interview, it's always best to suggest meeting for a chat in a well populated public place, such as a coffee shop.
2. Never accept money from anyone before you have worked for them and never send them money
A common scam involves people, usually from abroad, wanting to send you money (usually a cheque) to buy toys or other goods to send back to them before you start a job. Often this is a scam where a cheque is sent and may appear to clear but can take as many as 6 weeks for your bank to inform you that it has bounced, even if the money apparently shows in your bank account.
Another scam involves an employer offering you a job before you have met them and they insist that you pay money to have a 'background check' conducted through a third party. Once the money has been paid for the background check, you never hear from them again. Do not use your own money to pay for background checks through unknown companies.
3. Don't conduct a telephone interview with an employer that hides their phone number
It's a great idea to have an initial telephone interview for a potential job before you choose to meet for a more formal face-to-face interview but be cautious of taking a call where the Caller ID is unavailable or is withheld.
4. Always use the WorktheWilds.com safe and secure messaging system
Our messaging system is safe and secure and protects your personal contact details. Always use it to discuss potential jobs until you feel safe to take the conversation elsewhere. The messaging system is monitored and stores a permanent record of all communication. Be cautious of people who try to take the conversation away from our platform using services such email, WhatsApp or Telegram.
5. Be careful advertising anywhere other than WorktheWilds.com
Workthewilds.com is a large and secure advertising platform in the industry. We have a significant number of security features and procedures to make things as safe as possible. We also record the details of every person who has viewed your profile and accessed your direct contact details (if you have optionally chosen to add them to the Advanced Profile section of your profile). Most other advertising platforms make your contact details available for anyone to view and they do not record who has accessed them.
6. If an offer sounds too good to be true then it usually is
Employers offering rates of pay or benefits that sound too good to be true often are, so tread carefully and be aware of unusually generous offers.
7. Report any suspicious activity to WorktheWilds.com
Our team work throughout the year to monitor our platform and assist our valued members. If you have any concerns about another member or any aspect or our service then please report it to us as soon as possible.
8. Trust your instinct
Often when we reflect on things, we wish we'd trusted our gut instinct. If something doesn't seem quite right then cease all communication with the person you aren't sure about and let us know. You can block a member from viewing your profile when they are logged in. You can contact us to report a member. If you have immediate concerns for your safety contact your local police authority.