Feb 21, 2012
The internet has made it much more convenient to find call centre jobs. The internet allows employers to post their personnel needs online. This also can make it easier if a person wishes to relocate to another location but is unable to travel there. Unfortunately, there are people out there who are not so honest. The internet has become littered with scam artists trying to steal people’s identities. When searching for a call centre job online, there are some things one can do in order to protect their identity while they use these online resources.
Be suspicious of any invitations that you may receive via email. Often these are sent by scammers. These are mass emails sent to a lot of people. These emails may be invitations to apply for jobs and come in for an interview. The scammers try to send these emails so you will provide them with important information. They often preface the emails by saying that they saw your resume and want to contact you. However, stop and ask yourself, did you actually send them your resume.
Also, you may receive requests from employers for personal information via email. Often these requests are from scammers who want to steal your personal information. Reputable companies interested in you for employment will rarely ask you to submit personal information through email.
When you do submit information online, it is a good idea to make sure that the site you use is encrypted. This will ensure that your information cannot be intercepted by hackers online. To know if a site is encrypted, you will notice that the URL will begin with https. The S at the end indicates it is a secure site. If a site you are going to submit your information to doesn’t have a secure connection, it is not a good idea to upload any information.