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Job Scams and How to Avoid Them

Alison Doyle |

One of the questions I get asked most often is how to tell whether a job posting is a scam or a real job. That’s a good question. Sometimes, it seems that there are as many scams as legitimate job openings on the job boards.

Toby Dayton, President and CEO of JobDig explains, “There is just no question that job boards as a whole can be, if they are not diligent in managing the risk for consumers, a magnet for scams, rip-offs, and identity theft. There are hundreds of well documented techniques and examples that people should be careful to look for.”

Before you apply for a job, especially work at home job postings, review the warning signs to help you determine if a job is a scam. If you’re not sure, take the time to research the company to make sure the job is legitimate.

Also, if you know of a job site that is scam-free or low-scam, I’d be interested in hearing about it and take a look at the job scams (and add scams you’re aware of to the list) that have already been mentioned, so you don’t get taken advantage of by scammers.

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