9 Ways to Avoid Job Scams

Here are excerpts from LinkedIn on how to avoid employment scams.

1. Be wary of personal email addresses

Company names and logos can be stolen. A legitimate recruiter will contact you using a business email, not a Gmail or Yahoo account. Search the person’s name on LinkedIn and view first-degree connections to see if they are connected to other company employees.

2. Never pay to land a job

Legitimate employers will never ask you to pay starting costs, fees, inventory or anything else.

3. Never agree to transfer money

In almost all cases, the money is stolen.

4. Use trusted sites

Sites such as LinkedIn, Indeed and Glassdoor have screening processes, but these aren’t foolproof — so keep your guard up.

5. Do not give away bank account, PayPal account or credit card information


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