Monday, April 18th, 2022
Bogus work opportunities can seem like a dream come true until your identity is stolen, your accounts are emptied and/or you’re asked to cash a check and then mail back most of it to the “company” due to accidental overpayment.
It’s an amazing employment opportunity–or is it? Scammers often hijack the job market to ensnare job seekers. Here’s what to know about these scams.
There are several variations of job scams. Here are the most common:
Learning to identify the signs of a job scam can help you avoid them. Here are some red flags to watch for when job-hunting:
Before applying to or accepting a job offer, do thorough research. Ask for references of past or current employees and check out the company website to see if it’s secure and has real information about the firm, including a street address. Check out the company’s social media accounts, too. Finally, don’t be afraid to ask the employer any questions you may have about the company or job.
Job-hunting can be stressful, but getting caught in a job scam can bring that stress to a whole new level. Stay alert and stay safe by following the tips outlined here.
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