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 – BEWARE — THEY 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.”
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!
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