A reader asks:
I was wondering if you could give me a brief description on how job boards verify that a employer is legitimate, and do job boards require documents from employers, as well as what would be the easiest way to verify if a business is registered?
So there is a problem with fraudulent accounts being created on job boards globally. Spammers like to use them to collect personal data from job seekers. It’s happened to my job board several times in the past few years.
I combatted that by requiring employers to sign up with a company based email address. Anyone that creates an employer account with a gmail, yahoo etc account automatically gets deleted.
This ensures you have actual companies signing up to use your job board with a real domain.
But I go a step further too by searching for the persons name on LinkedIn to try and match them to the company name they signed up with. Just in case they have some sort of fake company profile/domain which is how the clever spammers might do it.
Social media accounts are a good second step for verification.
Job boards are not immune to spammer so pay close attention to who signs up on your site. They even use stolen credit card data to buy postings. So vet every employer that you get.