Janice Reed
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We’ve seen a growing number of suspicious posts everywhere and apparently it’s ​​Scammers are stealing identities with fake job ads . It’s frustrating to stay productive for your job search to find a legitimate listing. Plus, there can be serious risk of falling for identity theft when submitting your personal information to the fake posts. What are your strategies to spot and avoid these scammers? Please share in the comments so we can all be aware!

Here are some tips:

#jobsearch #jobscams #shareyourthoughts

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Christopher Brown

stop using and you won't need to beg anymore, or keep on begging and put the money away and hopefully you can get a new life without dealing with any high risk situation. Not easy to do I know. 98 percent of persons out on Parole don't even make it for 3 months. They are doing life terms on the installment plan, just can't or don't want to change. so i know at the moment your only concern is getting more dope to keep you loaded and not have to worry about what your future is. I know a 3 terms in prison man who Paroled and he couldent even go home anymore as he never could stop using. I asked him what job would he really like. He said "Truck drive" but never would be able to get it. I got him into the school;, into a motel and free meals locally. Gave him the chance he always wanted. he had to random test , stay clean and make it through the class and get his license and would start at over $4500 a month and be all set, just had to stop using. He actually made it through which everyone said he never would, his parents and friend were so happy for him.

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Sara Robinson

3 different jobs tried to scam me....one sent me fraudulent w4 forms Another overnighted me a fake $3,500 check And this other company that I thought was legit sent me headphones to try and prove they wasn't a scam I'm so damn tired of scanners.

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John Stewart

How about just do your research and look up those businesses before even getting to that point! Like this site, you can’t even grasp what’s what without doing research. I mean, isn’t that a common sense trait or did we tend to believe everything online is legit lol

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Michael FrashCommunity Specialist
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Solid tips @Janice Reed

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Amazing Yes

Okay how would you get this "allowance" for the equipment? I fell hook line and sinker for a seemingly very good job opportunity. Thank God my bank protections worked to stop fraudulent item.

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Elyssa DuncanCommunity Specialist
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Great post! Thank you so much for sharing @Janice Reed!!

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Elizabeth Hales

Absolutely correct

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Shayna Resnick

Look at the fine print

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Lisa M Godwin

A lot of companies are providing equipment for remote jobs. In the event you are cleared 100% and already in the computer as a 1099 or W2 employee they then send equipment or give allowances to purchase equipment. If a potential employee ever offers a check beforehand then there is your first red flag. Second red flag is them sending you an unformatted email requesting your personal information instead of directing you to a legit web portal to apply. Third red flag is any company saying that you need to purchase gift cards. These are all ones that I have experienced personally hope this helps someone.

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gevonna williamsVerified Employer
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my jobs are not a scam

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