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Job offer scams

Job offer scams

You are looking for a good job, and good jobs are hard to find. Scammers may take advantage of this situation and send a fake job offer. In other to qualify for the job offer, the victim is usually required to perform unusual actions such as:


What you can do to prevent job offer scams

  1. Be suspicious about job offers too good to be true. Many fake job offers are not solicited (the scammer “found” the victim’s resume online), have vague job requirements and descriptions, or are written in an unprofessional way (with spelling or grammatical mistakes, for example).
  2. Avoid paying for products or services upfront, in exchange for an expedited job application or hiring process.
  3. Do not provide personal or financial information to people you do not know. Legitimate companies may ask you about personal and financial information for regulatory reporting purposes, usually during or after the hiring process is concluded.
  4. Never use your account to transfer money to people you don’t know. This may involve you in money laundering and has serious criminal consequences.


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