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Security Job Training Scam: How It Works

There are a plethora of employment scams out there. From work from home jobs to fake recruiting on Linkedin, many fraudulent practices are making their rounds these days, so beware. The latest? The Security Job Training scheme. Let's take a look at how it works and how it could be avoided.

The scam is being perpetrated by bogus companies advertising alleged security jobs. Once they see you are interested -- seeing your resume online -- they require you to undergo an unnecessary training course to get a license. The cost is from $300 up to $1,500. While this training may be legitimate, it could not be mandatory to get the job, but the 'employers' may have a commission to receive. In other cases, the training class does not even exist. This situation is explained very well in the Job Prerequisite Course Scam.

The trick they use is in the contract that you sign before starting the training. In there, it is mentioned that employment is not guaranteed. After not getting the job (surprise!), the victim is called up again for a new opportunity at the same security job, but now they must bring $50, needed for background checking (see the Background Check For Employment Scam here). The applicants don't get the job this time, either. They pay the fees but never get hired.

Similarly, beware of a couple of employment schemes that are going around these days: Administrative Job Offer Scam and the Walmart Job Opportunity.

 

Security Job Training Scam: How It Works

Always use reputable companies when it comes to hiring, and be sure to read the fine print as well. Check online to see if you need a license to be a security guard in your state. Research the name of the company with the Better Business Bureau and ensure it's in good standing.

 If you are really looking for a job and seek to make some money until you find the next ideal job, rely only on legitimate platforms. One option is Swagbucks.com, which is the world's largest free online rewards program. You get paid by doing things online which you might do anyway, such as searching the web, discover products, take surveys, watch videos or play games. You can also get free iTunes and Amazon cards. The company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can register for free HERE. At the time of this writing, they offer a $5 sign-up bonus.

 

Security Job Training Course: How To Report a Scammer

Let your family and friends know about the Security Job Training Course Scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

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