Employment scam targets jobseekers

Victorian jobseekers are warned about possible job offer and training scams targeting people looking for work in the mining industry.

Consumer Affairs Victoria has had complaints about a business that advertises in the Herald Sun, The Age and local newspapers, inviting ‘expressions of interest’ from jobseekers.

Applicants are contacted by the business, which claims to have several high-paying mining jobs available.

The applicants are told that they must pay $1000 to $3000 for mandatory training. After they pay, the business stops communicating with them.

Consumer Affairs Victoria advises that you should never pay upfront for mandatory training if you do not know the employer’s name and the job location.