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Be Aware of Fraudulent Job Offers

It has come to our attention that members of the public have received fictitious job offers made in the name of National University of Singapore ("NUS") or by recruiters purportedly on behalf of NUS. These job offers, which seek to obtain money from the candidates, are fraudulent and are not in any way connected with NUS or any of its related entities.

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How to check if a job offer from NUS is real?

When you are doubtful about the individual claiming they’re working for or representing NUS and offering you a job or interview, please write to us directly to check if he or she works with us.

Remember: NUS or its engaged recruiters will never ask you for payment or remuneration of any kind when it comes to applying for a job with us. Beware of scammers who ask you to make payment before interviews or job offers.

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What to do if you think you have been the victim of a job scam?

If you receive any suspicious job offer, you may want to consider reporting the incident to your local police or law enforcement agency. In any case, we strongly urge you not to respond to unsolicited or suspicious job offers.


Please do not provide any personal or financial information, and do not send any money or payment to those issuing such fraudulent correspondence.

6 Warning Signs for Fraudulent Job Offers

You are asked to pay money

This is a big red flag. If you need to pay a fee to attend a job interview or accept a job offer, then you should be very suspicious and make report such offers immediately.




The job posting or potential employer withholds information.

The language of job listings and where they suggest you turn to for more information can be important indicators of fraudulent postings.




They are using a personal email address to correspond with you.

The contact person or interviewer should be using an official domain email address. If any information about a potential job comes from a personal email address, you should check that there they are authorised to extend the job offer to you.

Dubious Offer

You didn’t contact them. They contacted you out of the blue to offer you a job with a high salary with the organisation. This could be a warning sign that you are a target of a scam.


No Job Requirements and Job Description Provided

If you are not given a clear job description of the role even when you ask for it, it could mean that the representative may not be someone from the organisation.


Too Good to Be True

If you start to feel that things aren’t right with how things are going, remember to trust your own intuition. Do ask questions and pay close attention to the answers.


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