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Job Scams List: A - Z

List of the Most Common Job Scams


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There are many online job scams that take advantage of job seekers in a variety of ways. Scammers have several purposes, depending on the scam - to collect confidential information to use for identity theft, to get you to cash fraudulent checks or to wire or send money, and to get you to pay for services or supplies.

Job scams are posted on Craigslist and other job boards and forums, as well as on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. In other cases, you may receive unsolicited email from scammers. It's important to be vigilant and check out every job you're interested in to make sure it's legitimate.

Here's a list of the most common job scams.

Job Scams List: A - Z

How to Tell if a Job is a Scam
Review these warning signs to help you figure out if a job posting is a scam. If you're not sure, take the time to research the company to make sure the job is legitimate.

Add a Scam to the List
There are a variety of internet job scams, ranging from fake jobs to scams that try and collect your personal information. Are you aware of scams that should be added to the list?

Report a Scam
If you have been scammed, here is how to report it.

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