SAFETY TIPS TO AVOID JOB SCAMS
While the internet and online job boards have revolutionized the job search process for millions of job seekers and employers, it's important to exercise common sense and caution when looking
for a job online. Many job scams start out with big promises and offering
unrealistically good deals.
So how do you recognize a job scam, and what signs should you look out for?
promise of a large salary for very little work. Especially those 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.
- Jobs 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.
- You 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.
- You are
asked to pay for, or complete a background check before you can be considered for
posting appears to come from a legitimate company or organization, but the
contact's e-mail address doesn't match the company's website domain. For example: firstname.lastname@example.org
instead of email@example.com.
Remember, if it seems to good to be true, it probably is!