Job Hunting Online? Job Scams Abound – BEWARE!


Unfortunately you'll never see signs posted anywhere that look like this

In this current economic crisis we’re experiencing today, a lot of people turn to the internet to find employment or job referrals.   If you’re one of those currently seeking  a job, due to either recently being laid off, being out of work or having the need for supplemental income to make ends meet – be it part time or full time – you may see ads for firms that promise results. Many of these companies may be legitimate and helpful, but there are “tons of others” out there looking to deceive the unwary job hunter – by misrepresenting their services, promoting out-dated or fictitious job offerings, taking a legitimate company and redirecting the information to scammers, or charge high fees in advance for services that may not lead to a job.

Fake Craigslist Job Postings

Job searcher BEWARE — there seems to be a growing number of job opportunity ads appearing on the ever-popular Craislist site that want you to click on an “embedded link” and then fill in your personal information for them to “approve” or get back to you for an “interview” that will never take place. Be very cautious of these type of ads – BEWARETHEY ARE SCAMS — simply intended to get your personal info!!

And so, if you find yourself in the unenviable position of seeking employment during our current economic crisis, be mindful of the potential risks and take to heart the old adage that if an offer “appears too good to be true, it probably is.”

Read more precautions and warnings HERE and HERE and HERE from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website – They cover a suggested list of DO’s and DON’TS to help make you more saavy.

Here’s one more LINK to a recent article from CNN.com titled – ‘Six Signs It’s A Job Scam’ -

You may be VERY glad you checked these out!

This could save you a lot of headaches and heartaches!

3 Responses

  1. [...] being out of work or having the need for supplemental income to make ends meet – be [...] Reflections of Pop Culture & Life's Challenges Related PostsNo Related Post Tagged as: Abound, BEWARE, Hunting, Online, Scams Leave a comment [...]

  2. Yes, Craigslist is a major place for frauds to happen. You just basically have to make sure that you are dealing locally and examining the posting thoroughly before giving out personal info.

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