Scammers take advantage of job seekers by placing ads where real employers and recruiting firms advertise. They may also contact you directly via email and claim they saw your resume, sometimes offering a job without even speaking to you.
No matter how great the pay is, or how perfect the job sounds, keep this one rule in mind: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Check out the infographic below to learn more about employment scams.
Learn more about how to protect yourself and how to file a complaint on the FTC's website.
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Sign up for Scam Alerts from the FTC so you know when new scams are being reported.
Talk to your friends and family about online scams and be aware of the signs.
Don't reveal your online banking user ID and password to anyone. Your user ID and password help protect the privacy of your online information.If you give a scammer access to your account, it is much more difficult to trace this type of fraud.
It's a good idea to change your password periodically. You should choose a strong password with upper- and lowercase letters, at least one number, and at least one symbol. The stronger your password, the more difficult it is to guess.
Keep your contact information current and be sure to include a valid email address that you regularly access.More About Online Security