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#FraudFriday Job Posting Scams – Many students will soon graduate and enter the workforce, but don’t get schooled out of your money chasing that dream job!


#FraudFriday Job Posting Scams – Many students will soon graduate and enter the workforce, but don’t get schooled out of your money chasing that dream job!

Many students will be soon graduate from college and enter the workforce for the first time. So what could possibly go wrong with getting that dream job? That dream job is not so dreamy. 

Scammers are looking for the inexperienced job seekers to school them out of their money.

These types of scams come in the form of an email or job posting.

Here are a few things to avoid a potential job scam:

  • Asks for any money or sensitive personal information
  • Focuses on how much money you'll make. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Uses a generic email address such as @gmail.com or @yahoo.com instead of a company name
  • Links to a fake or minimalist website
  • Lists a company without an established physical office (i.e. PO Box)
  • Has spelling errors or lacks a professional tone or does not use company logos

Most legitimate companies usually take a while to sort through applications before they respond to you and many will not contact you immediately.

Before you apply for that job do your research and be cautious of the information you provide.