February 8, 2023

Looking for a job?  Beware of online scammers.

The FTC is warning Americans about con artists looking to steal your data – or even money – with fake job offers.  Here are some things to look out for:

Do your research – Google the company and see what comes up – are other people complaining about getting scammed?  Do they have a legitimate website and business?

Does it seem legit?  Is that email coming from a business address or a personal account?  Have you spoken to an actual person or just communicated through email or chat?  Are they asking for personal information that seems unnecessary?

Don’t pay money for a job offer – scammers will sometimes ask for money to pay for equipment or other expenses, promising to reimburse you later.  That’s a major red flag.

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