If you are a current student, recent graduate, or have not been in the job market for a while, please read this very important post.
More and more fraudulent employers are tring to get into our career system and post fake job opportunities. While we take every precaution to safeguard against this activity, there are some things that you can do to protect yourself against these types of scams.
The purpose of this announcement is to educate you about the RED flags that should alert you that the employer and/or job posting could potentially be fraudulent.
1) An employer tells you they are going to advance funds to your account for services you have yet to provide. This is a warning sign. Depositing the check into your bank account gives them access to your banking information—do not do this.
2) The employer wants your personal information. You should NEVER give out your social security number, driver’s license number, birthdate, bank account number, credit card, etc., to an employer prior to interviewing and completing your hiring paperwork.
3) If you meet with the potential employer and something doesn’t feel right—it’s probably not. Listen to your gut.
4) If you get a job offer without an interview, chances are the company is fraudulent. Legitimate employers will want to interview you.
5) The employer wants you to pay for expenses upfront and get reimbursed. Do not give away your money. Legitimate job offers do not require you digging into your wallet.
6) The employer and/or recruiter offers to train you for a fee. Again, do not give away your money.
7) The salary does not fit the position type.
8) Always research the company.
9) There is a job posting with grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. Proceed cautiously.
10) The job description is vague. If you read a job description and you still cannot determine what the position requires, do not proceed.
11) The job email came from a FREE email account. Legitimate employers will have a corporate email account.
12) You receive information about a job via social media. ALWAYS proceed cautiously.
GOOD SOLID TIPS:
• Check URLs. Many fake employers create bogus websites. Fake companies will mask themselves as well-known corporations. Open a different browser and use Google to search the company URL, and compare.
• When researching a company, look for their physical address.
• Many work-from-home positions are fraudulent, so proceed cautiously.
• Always Google the company to see what information you can find on the employer.
• Check with the Better Business Bureau and/or the Federal Trade Commission to see if there have been any scammer reports on the employer.
Please be safe in your job search.
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