Tips To Avoid Online Job Scams

Tips To Avoid Online Job Scams

The Federal Trade Commission is warning Americans about con artists looking to steal your data – or even money – with fake job offers.  Here are some things to look out for:

  • DO YOUR RESEARCH– Google the company and see what comes up – are other people complaining about getting scammed?  Do they have a legitimate website and business? Does it seem legit?  Is that email coming from a business address or a personal account?  Have you spoken to an actual person or just communicated through email or chat?  Are they asking for personal information that seems unnecessary?
  • DON’T PAY MONEY FOR A JOB OFFER– Scammers will sometimes ask for money to pay for equipment or other expenses, promising to reimburse you later.  That’s a major red flag.