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Sharon B
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over 6 months ago

I've seen many complaints stating that remote work or "work at home" or Jobcase jobs are a scam. ALL of these jobs are NOT scams. However, you need to be more diligent. You need to do your research. You need to look up these companies. If the company does not have a REAL and LEGIT website that you can go to and look through (it's quite possible that the job is not real). If the company does not have real, working phone numbers that you can call and talk to real people (in a professional environment------not someone's personal cell phone number). Are the e-mails real (companies generally do not give you a personal email account---or yahoo or gmail--- for contact info)? Is this a real company with a legit website, call and email those professional numbers from the website. Is this a company where I can find more information about online. If not, it may not be legit. Trust your instincts when you are online and take some time to really delve into a company before applying especially if it is a company you have never heard of....

Also, many scammers use the name of real companies to lure you in. You can contact these companies directly and ask them if they are hiring or tell them about the post that you saw. Do not use the contact information in the ad, use the contact information you find online for that company. Note individuals who work for that company in HR and call or email them. Become serious about your job search and be careful while online.

#jobsearch #remotework #workathome #scams #workfromhome

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Jerilyn Brown
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Beware of Scam Jobsearch Sites

There are a lot of options to find job resources. You may find yourself browsing through job search sites and tapping on links that seem legitimate but beware, many are just preying on you.

If you are using online job search sites & they require you to enter your name, phone number or email BEFORE the job requisition is available for you to see, DON'T use them. Those are phishing sites & will use your information to bombard you with scam emails & texts. You will need to scroll to the bottom of each scam email & hit "unsubscribe" to get rid of them. Use the "block sender" option next to the phone number of scam texts to get rid of those. It may take a few attempts but be diligent.

Those emails & texts are generated by automated robot servers which, once they have your information will continue to generate scam emails until you unsubscribe.

For texts, never tap on the links within a text. They generally have a 6 digit number that doesn't even look like a phone number but more recently they do and are designed to look legitimate. Open the body of the text and tap on the down arrow next to the "phone number". You should get a pop-up that allows you to block the number and sometimes delete the text at the same time. That will prevent that number from generating anymore texts to you. Again, DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS WITHIN THE TEXT". I discovered all this while seeking employment through emails thinking they looked official and soon realized I was being scammed. It has taken a couple of months to rid myself of this issue but I no longer receive these kind of emails & texts.

Stick with legitimate job search sites such as ours here on Jobcase, Indeed, Glassdoor & Ziprecruiter.com.

Are there any other really great legitimate job search websites you have used successfully? Let us know here on Jobcase & Fair Chance to Succeed!

#jobsearch, #scams

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Mark Chavez
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I have recently been offered a customer service position with https://datacentrespeak.com/who-we-are/ ...I was sent a check for $1,850.00 to purchase office supplies & software for the role. I am skeptical of this offer, because of the possibility of the check being fake & being responsible to pay the amount back to my bank. I am calling the Bank that the check is issued by to verify the check number, but I have to wait 12 hours for them to open. Open to suggestions, thanks in advance! #scams #advice #workfromhome

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Bruno Vilegas-Ortega
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I know your post was a few days ago and I hope you didn't fall for that scam.

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Crystal Nixon, CSP
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Job seekers are prime targets for cybercriminals. Be smart, use caution, and keep your information protected. #JobSearch #CyberSecurity #AvoidScams #OnlineSafety #Applications #JobOffers #Scams #WestSoundWorkforce #Tips #WisdomWednesday #TheMoreYouKnow

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Latonya Booker
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over 6 months ago

Please be aware of scammers on this site! I thought that I was interviewing for a data entry position with a company called Workiva until they ask me to buy a $100 visa card so that they could send software to me for my computer.

I contacted the company and they had no employees by the names that were given to me.

The person that posted the position on this site is CynthiaJenny53@gmail.com and person I “interviewed” with was James Robben. They conducted everything through the Telegram app.

Thankfully, I printed out our entire conversation and filed a police report since they have my personal information. And no, I did not send them the visa card. #scams

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Heather Dorris
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I found out the hard way that what my grandma always said is true...if it sounds too good to be true it probably is! I had an interview for a work from home job that required special office equipment in order to perform the job, which the company provided. After a lengthy interview process I was informed by a choppy English speaking manager that I was perfect for the position and was hired. I had to provide a copy of my driver's license and the name of the bank I bank at. After supplying all this, I was given a list of other people who were being hired at the same time and was then informed that I would have to give the company my bank account number and checking and routing number so that they could deposit the money into my account to purchase the required computer and software. A red flag went up so I immediately googled the name of the company and they were highly rated, but it wasn't legit! Now my info is out there, probably on the dark web! #scams

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Esther Seymour-Olade
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There are a lot of Scammers on this Site looking for people who are despartely looking for jobs or just got layed off. Under no circumstances do not give up your personal information on the sight. Sometimes the offers are irressististible. It is lie. DO NOT GIVE THEM Birthday, your address most important your social security number. They will ruin your life. #scams

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D Smith
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This company reached out to me twice today via email and again via text. I'm not sure if these correspondences are legitimate or if it's a scam pretending to be this company. I have received a Zoom contact invitation from them and it's raising an eyebrow as the person contacting me is insisting that I AM ready for an interview right now and it'll be conducted via text on Zoom so a review panel can go over our conversation. When I insisted on scheduling a time for the interview instead, the tone immediately shifted to standoffish. If this is legitimate, I don't like the way the company is going about their hiring process already, but in my gut, I don't believe it. #scams #workfromhome #interview

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dixie littlefield
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Look up the company and position. I do, there are a lot of fake jobs and fake offers. Be smart and research everything.

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Michael Creech
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This is a crooked company, shdy and they will take your money and either not perform the job or they will do subpar work. Beware! #scams

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Steven Ransom
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Is Gmail for business?

Learn the best ways to use Gmail when you set up Google Workspace for your business. If you want to use Gmail for your business, a Google Workspace account might be better for you than a personal Google Account.

Gmail does have a free version where you can create an email address for personal use. As the email extension is a personal one (@gmail.com), it’s not recommended for business use. If you own a domain name, you can use it on Gmail for business through a Google Workspace account for as little as $6 per month. Learn how to set up Gmail for business in four easy steps.

How to Create a Business Email Address & Why You Need One A business email address is an email address on your domain, like myname@mybusiness.com. It provides instant legitimacy and recognition for your brand vs using a personal email domain such as @gmail or @yahoo. Best of all, getting one to use for work is affordable and super-easy: get a domain name, choose a provider, and set up your business email address.

#scams #jobsearch #workfromhome #wordsofadvice

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