GUWAHATI: Assam Police has urged the citizens to be alert against online job scams.
As a part of the Cyber Security Month, Assam Police has been raising awareness among the public against online frauds and misinformation.
In a recent tweet, Assam Police wrote, “Beware of Online Job Scams! Scammers often use fake job recruitment offers to steal personal and sensitive information. Be careful of job offers that request bank account information or ask for money.”
Beware of Online Job Scams!
Scammers often use fake job recruitment offers to steal personal and sensitive information.
— Assam Police (@assampolice) October 24, 2020
In an earlier tweet, police requested the citizens not to share unauthenticated information.
“Spot the Fake News! Never forward or share unverified information on Social Media or on the Internet without doing a basic fact check. Sharing unauthenticated information can have serious consequences,” Assam Police tweeted.
It provided tips to spot fake news as—
Beware of catchy headlines.
Look closely at the URL.
Investigate the source.
Crosscheck with official website.
ভুৱা বাতৰি বিয়পোৱাটো বন্ধ কৰক!
সত্যাসত্য নিৰূপন নকৰা তথ্য সামাজিক মাধ্যম বা ইণ্টাৰনেটত ‘ফৰৱাৰ্ড’ নাইবা ‘শ্বেয়াৰ’ নকৰিব।
— Assam Police (@assampolice) October 23, 2020