The private provider of emergency medical careER24 announced on Tuesday that it was aware of multiple fake posts on social media claiming that it was offering free paramedic training and interviews to applicants to become one low price.
“The modus operandi of such scams often involves soliciting money through informal channels such as money market counters on mobile phone numbers as part of the application or training process,” ER24 said in a statement.
< p >ER24 said it would never require a job applicant to make any payment as part of the application process.
It said common points could indicate the advertised position is a scam:
- a request for pre-payment or bank details as part of the application;
- the only contact numbers are mobile numbers as landlines are ‘down’;
- a defect interview as part of the application process; and
- legitimate-sounding names similar to the company name, such as E.g. he24 or he24.
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