Job Search Safety
we take precautions to avoid abuse, unfortunately online companies can be a
target for scams. It's important to exercise good judgement and caution when
looking for a job online. Many scams start out with big promises and offering
unrealistically good deals. How do you know if a job is probably fraudulent?
Look out for the warning signs below:
promise of a large salary for very little work. Especially offers that promise
thousands of dollars of income per month with little or no experience.
that ask for credit card or bank account information, social security number,
driver's license number, or copies of personal documents.
that ask you to send payment by wire service or courier.
in which you are offered a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the
use of your bank account – often for depositing checks or transferring money.
receive an unexpected large check.
misspellings and bad grammar in the job notice.
are requested to send a photo copy of your ID, i.e., driver's license to
posting doesn't mention the job responsibilities; instead it focuses on the
amount of money you will make.
are asked to pay for, or complete a background check before you can be
considered for a position.
provide personal information to a prospective employer prior to determining
that the company is a legitimate business. Remember, if it sounds too good to
be true it probably is!
If you see a suspicious job posting or receive a questionable email regarding a
job posting on our site please click
here to notify us immediately and select "Report Fraud/Abuse"
under the subject line. Please include a link to the job posting in question
along with any email correspondences you may have received.