This "pie" of online job hunting may become a "trap"

□ Our reporter Rosasha

  □ Zhou Ling, correspondent of this newspaper

  When Xiao Zhou was looking for a job online, he saw a recruitment advertisement of a group in Suzhou. The next day, Xiao Zhou came to participate in the interview and paid the photo fee, meal card fee, accommodation deposit, etc.

Just when he was looking forward to getting ready to go to work, he found that everything had changed.

The work content is completely different, and the promised treatment cannot be implemented at all... Thinking of the deposit of more than 1,000 yuan, Xiao Zhou tried to contact the "supervisor" and "personnel manager" during the interview, but there was no reply.

  Xiao Zhou's experience is not an exception.

With the rapid development of the Internet, online job hunting has become the first choice for more and more young people due to its advantages of low cost and wide coverage, but it has also spawned a series of new online recruitment scams.

  Low threshold and high income: many traps

  "More money and less work", "monthly income of tens of thousands", "unlimited experience, unlimited technology"... This is probably the good expectation of job seekers for future jobs, but it has become a bait for lawbreakers to carefully weave a "sweet trap".

  "In mid-March 2018, I was surfing the Internet in my hometown of Henan and saw that a company in Suzhou was recruiting truck drivers with a monthly salary of 10,000 to 12,000 yuan. At that time, my heart was moved, and I came here from a long distance, but I didn't expect that the bamboo basket would be empty. , and I was cheated of several thousand yuan.” Speaking of his experience at that time, Master Xu was very regretful, “I blame myself for being too gullible, such a good treatment, and the requirements are not high, how can the pie be dropped in the sky?”

  The company Mr. Xu applied for was a labor dispatch company in name, but it was actually a criminal den.

Since December 2017, Yao and other 5 people have formed a criminal gang, recruiting salesmen to publish false high-paying recruitment information online, such as drivers earning more than 10,000 yuan per month, as well as subsidies, five insurances and one housing fund, food and housing, etc. It makes many job seekers excited, but they don't know that everything is a scam, targeting their wallets.

  Coincidentally, another criminal gang that defrauded job seekers in the name of "online recruitment" soon surfaced.

They also used high salaries as bait to attract job seekers who didn't know the truth to "get on", involving more than 50 victims and all over the country.

  In 2019, after a public prosecution by the Xiangcheng District People's Procuratorate of Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, 14 suspects in the two cases were sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment ranging from one year and two months to three years and ten months for fraud, and fined gold.

  Selling dog meat with sheep's head: it's all a routine

  Such online recruitment and job-hunting scams generally have fixed routines.

  First of all, criminals recruit salesmen, and "selling dog meat with sheep's heads" publishes false high-paying recruitment information on the Internet. The specific content, requirements, salary, etc. in the recruitment information are either made up by the salesmen themselves, or they are collected on the Internet. The company's formal recruitment information, slightly modified, copied and pasted, usually drivers, welders, cooks, painters, etc.

  "As for the name and address of the recruitment company, they are also made up. In order to win the trust of job applicants, some criminals even forge seals and package the fabricated 'unnecessary' company as a regular company." Li Jingyu, the prosecutor handling the case, said, "Sometimes , they will also use the name of some big companies, claiming that they have a cooperative relationship with these companies and can directly hire them, but in fact they have neither cooperation nor authorization.”

  When job seekers are fooled and come for an interview, criminals will pretend to ask some simple questions at the interview site, and then collect money from job seekers in the name of accommodation deposits, certificate fees, and information fees, which generally range from several hundred to several thousand. Yuan, and then arrange job seekers to work as general workers in the factory, and receive the funds paid by job seekers.

  Such scams are not clever. Once job seekers enter the job, they will soon find out the problem, but why do criminals still succeed again and again?

  The key lies in a series of follow-up measures.

There are members of the gang who are responsible for calming the emotions of job seekers.

They usually claim that after a certain period of time, they can change jobs, refund deposits, etc., to trick job seekers into "obedient" to do general work.

Sometimes, they will pretend to be a job seeker to chat with real job seekers, gain trust as a "come here", and lure the other party into being fooled.

  When they insist on refunding the deposit, they also have various methods.

For example, asking job seekers to fill out a refund form, claiming to wait a few working days before refunding the money, but not actually doing it; or deducting part of the money in the name of material fees, etc., and refunding as little as possible.

  Since many job seekers live far away from their hometowns, the round-trip time and economic cost are high, and they often have to swallow their breath and admit that they are unlucky after repeated urgings and still can't get a refund.

  The victim stood in the dock: regretting the original

  It is worth noting that some of these criminal gangs who use online recruitment to commit fraud are turned from job seekers to scammers.

  "In the beginning, I just wanted to find a job as a driver. I saw the job posting on the Internet and came here to apply. I also paid a deposit of several hundred yuan." Wang told the prosecutor about his experience of joining a criminal gang. " They arranged for me to be a salesman and posted job postings online. Later I figured out that our job is to cheat money.”

  According to the investigation, Wang entered the work of a criminal gang through online recruitment, and found that the "company" did not take the initiative to escape after conducting fraudulent activities. two months a year, and a fine of RMB 8,000.

  The victim stood in the dock, and it was a sigh of relief.

Among the several cases of fraudulent use of online recruitment prosecuted by the Xiangcheng District Procuratorate, people like Wang are not alone.

  "Online recruitment job-hunting scams are often committed by teams, requiring a large number of salespeople. Criminals are also recruiting people while looking for prey. Some job seekers have less social experience and poor recognition of job advertisements, so they are easy to make mistakes. Entered a fraud gang." The prosecutor introduced.

  These people did not have the intention to participate in the crime subjectively at first, but after working for a period of time, they discovered the problem and realized that they were engaged in illegal activities. However, due to their weak legal awareness and difficulty in resisting unearned commissions and bonuses, they were lucky and eventually fell into The abyss of crime.

  There are many tricks to online recruitment scams. Shi Yiqing, deputy chief prosecutor of Xiangcheng District Procuratorate, reminded after summarizing the previous case that job seekers must keep their eyes open when applying for jobs online, raise awareness of prevention for some jobs with low threshold and high income, and carefully understand the company’s situation before joining the job , work content, once you find illegal or criminal behavior, you should pay attention to protecting yourself, and get in touch with the police in time.