Taiwan-based recruitment marketplace 1111.com.tw has joined forces with New Taipei City Police department and the Taiwanese government’s labor, youth, and education bureaus in an effort to fight fraudulent ads on its site.
“High-paying vacations” is a common trick that fraudulent job ads use to cajole unsuspecting job-seekers into sharing important personal information, according to Yahoo News.
According to a survey conducted by 1111.com, more than half of respondents said they or their relatives faced some kind of strange or unreasonable demand during the job-hunting process. These included being asked to pay a security deposit (cited by 41.6% of respondents) and providing bank account details (38.8%) or details of ID and health insurance cards (33.3%).
Zhang Zhuankai, general manager of 1111 Job Bank, said the job site had a two-stage review mechanism to prevent fraud. The first stage scrutinizes the hirer’s identity and if any negative information about the company is available online, WatchMedia reported.
In the second phase, it removes suspicious wording, such as ‘high salary’, ‘no experience required’, ‘establishing overseas companies’ and ‘free board and lodging’ from listings on the site. In recent past, both 1111 Job Bank and rival 104.com.tw have deleted listings by companies located abroad.
“There is a lack of a gatekeeping mechanism on the platform, and people with aspirations are attracted to jobs that demand few qualifications but offer high salaries, putting them in danger,” said Zhuankai.
Founded in 1999 and based in Taipei, 1111 Job Bank is one of the top-three recruitment marketplaces in Taiwan, with a monthly average of 6.2 visits over a recent three-month period, according to SimilarWeb. Its main rivals are 104.com.tw and 518.com.tw, which logged 14.5 million and 1.7 million monthly visits during the same the period, respectively.