Jan 25 / Admin

New Scam Alert: Looking for a job? Scammers might be looking for you

The FTC reported: 

Recent layoffs in industries like the tech sector have scammers fine-tuning their approaches to take advantage. They may advertise jobs on online, sometimes setting up fake websites, or look for targets on social media — all to try to steal your money and personal information.

  • Verify job openings before you apply. If you’re not familiar with the company, search its name with the word “scam” or “fraud.” You may find stories from others who have been targeted.

  • Watch for telltale signs of a possible scam. Signs: Email from personal accounts not affiliated with a company, poor spelling and grammar, interviews conducted solely via email or online chat, salaries out of line with industry norms, and requests for account numbers or other personal information.

  • Don’t pay for the promise of a job. Honest employers will never ask you to pay to get a job. 

Read more in the original article here.

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