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I uploaded my resume on UsaJobs. Recommended because I am a soon to be military retiree. Well I keeping getting contacted via email by companies I have never heard of. asking me to set up a Google IM account for an online interview. Call me naïve but are these for real? are just phishing scams.

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over 6 years ago
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That's really frustrating! It's good that you're alarmed by this, it does seem pretty fishy (no pun intended). There does seem to be a scam going around with USAJobs, but it's more trying to get your login information (see this article here: http://www.cid.army.mil/documents/CCIU/2can/USAJOBS%20Phishing%20Scam.pdf) But USAJobs does offer a good outline of what to look for in suspicious job offers:https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Avoiding_Phishing_and_Email_Scams

Basically it's that old saying: if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Personally I'd be suspicious of any employer using a gmail address instead of an obvious company email address.

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