Avoid Job Scams!
Always do research to make sure the job posting and the employer/organization are legitimate. Visit the organization's Website and check with the Better Business Bureau.
Do not provide bank/credit card/financial information when applying for a job. There should be no request for fees or money associated with a job application.
Be very skeptical of job offers that are made via email without some sort of face to face interview.
Be skeptical of emails received from employers that contain grammatical errors, promises of high salaries, and minimal details about the actual position or qualifications.
Common Job Scams
Check Cashing- Applicant is sent check(s), asked to deposit and wire funds (while keeping a portion for their salary). When the bank determines the checks are fake the amount is deducted from the applicant's account.
Reshipping-Packages are shipped to applicant's residence with instructions to reship. Packages contain stolen property, which the police track back to applicant's address.
Rebate Processing-Applicant pays upfront for training, certification and/or registration, and then there are no rebates for the applicant to process.
Phishing-Applicant is directed to a false website asking for personal or sensitive information, then company steals the applicant's identity.
If you believe you are a victim of a scam. please file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov/complaint or 1-877-FTC-HELP.