Ryanair Cautions Regarding Fake Recruitment E- mail
Ryanair has recently warned job seekers regarding an e-mail scam pretending to have come from it, as reported by The Journal on June 13, 2011.
A message, sent from firstname.lastname@example.org, prompts users to make payment for securing a visa, which the sender of the mail claims is required to apply a job with Ryanair.
Commenting on the matter, spokesperson of Ryanair, Stephen McNamara, stated that, Ryanair disapproved of these scam mails, which ply on the job seekers who are keen to make their career in the aviation industry. McNamara added that, they have contacted the officials in the UK and Ireland to make sure that people are not duped into making payments for fake visas to the hackers, as reported by Inside Ireland on June 13, 2011.
Further, McNamara stated that, the interested candidates should ignore these e-mails and just apply for vacancies listed on the company's website, where they will also get information regarding their approved training partners.
Besides, Ryanair recommended deleting any e-mail from email@example.com.
Security experts stated that, this Ryanair scam incident points out that online job scams are on a rise.
Additionally, security experts provided some simple tips that job seekers can follow for ignoring such scam e-mails. First of all, job seekers should always keep in mind that employers will never ask them for any sort of payment. It is always the employers who pay the employees and not the other way round.
Secondly, before applying for a job, job seekers should conduct some research on the Internet. They must go through the company's official website, given towards the end of the job listing. If the link to the website is not provided, then just Google its name and try to find more information about it. They must try to carefully find out whether the vacancy really exists or not.
Finally, they must check out for the spelling and grammatical mistakes in job search postings. Any reputed company (like Ryanair) will never commit such trifling mistakes and hamper their reputation.
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