Stay Safe Online
The Meervets team endeavour to keep our job seekers and job listers (employers/recruiters) safe while using our website.
Paid Job Listings will appear on the website on submission however we will review these on an ad-hoc basis. Free Job listings will be reviewed by our dedicated operators before appearing on the website in an attempt to prevent fraudulant job listings that may be misleading or may ask for personal or financial information. It’s possible that this type of job listing slips through the cracks and does appear on the website so please be vigilant when applying or replying to job listings and always protect your personal and financial information. Avoid communication with sources that are asking for the following information as part of the application process: payment, passport or drivers license information, tax file number, usernames and passwords, any other personal information used to identify you.
The Meervets team will never email you asking for personal information such as account information, usernames, passwords, personally identifying information, or financial information. The emails you receive from Meervets.com are usually self-generated (during registration, creating job listing alerts), however we may from time to time send you emails regarding the features, changes or the operation of Meervets.com.
Protecting Yourself and Your Personal Information
Below are some methods of how you can protect yourself and your personal information:
- Access websites by typing the website address in a web browser (do not click on links in emails).
- If something seems too good to be true then it probably is. Do not reply or respond to suspicious links or email addresses.
- Choose a strong password that is difficult to guess, is long and complex (letters, numbers, uppercase, lowercase, symbols) but does not require you to write it down.
- Change your password frequently (every 90 days).
- Keep the Antivirus program on your computer up to date and schedule frequent scans.
- Keep your computer software current by installing the latest software and security updates.
- When using a public computer, try to avoid entering personal or financial information and always remember to log out.
Email Scams, Phishing and Spam
Scammers commonly send fraudulent emails pretending to be from a legitimate source such as a reputable company. These types of emails will contain dodgy attachments, fake links or are bluntly asking for payment, financial information or personal information (username, password etc.).
Links contained in these phishing emails often lead to dodgy websites that may look legitimate, and are asking for some sort of payment, financial information (such as credit card details) or your personal information (such as username and password). Double check the link website address is correct and is not subtly different (i.e. ends in .net instead of .com) from the original that you normally use.
There are a few ways to identify these suspect emails such as checking the sender’s email address (check the actual email address, not just the label), checking for poor spelling or grammar, checking for fake links, and using common sense when reading the content of the email ensuring nothing is out of the ordinary such as creating a false sense of urgency.
Always be sure that emails you receive are from who they say they are and only open attachments or links if you are expecting the emails or you are certain that the emails are legitimate.
Reporting Suspicious Activity
First things first, do not reply or respond to suspicious or fraudulent sources.
Contact Us to report any suspicious activity on Meervets.com such as fraudulent job listings or emails. Please provide the full website address, a description of the page, the job number (found above the Apply Online link), and/or a copy of the email.
If you provided financial information to a suspicious or fraudulent source please contact your bank or financial organisation immediately for their assistance.
Contact your local authority to report any suspicious websites or emails unrelated to Meervets.com.