Job Scams

Job scams are some of the most insidious. Scammers use job prospects to lure people into giving them money or vital information, only to phish the victim or defraud them of their hard-earned pay. 

Some people yearn for a better job, the next step up the ladder. Others are desperate to find any job they can get to stay afloat. Aspiration and desperation attract the worst of humanity, eager to prey upon the desperate or ambitious. 

 

Job Scams: List Below

Indeed job scams are known to be out there, as Indeed is one of the largest job boards in existence. 

Job offer scams can also show up in your email inbox or through LinkedIn messaging, promising interviews, or a position to you that doesn’t exist or that you didn’t apply for. 

Knowing what job offers or postings are out there which are tied to job offer scams can save you heartache…and much more. Learn about them below:

Admin Assistant Job Offer

Admin Assistant Job Offer Scam: How It Works (with video below) Making money from the comfort of your home is extremely tempting. This is why everyone and their dog try to find the secret formula to create an income that would save them time, gas, and mental health. If you are one of those … Admin Assistant Job Offer Read More »

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Money Mule Scam

Money Mule Scam: How It Works A new scam that offers the impression of adding to a fixed income has the potential even to get the victims blacklisted in authorities’ books.  In the Money Mule Scheme, criminals offer their targets attractive job opportunities as “money-transfer agents.” How does the scam work? Watch the video below … Money Mule Scam Read More »

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How To Become A Teacher Scam

How the scam works: (with video below) You might come across online advertisements posted by academic system gurus or self-proclaimed educators, who promise to get you a teacher license or degree within a short amount of time. Whether it’s a high school teacher or a kindergarten instructor, they’ll do the magic for you. To find … How To Become A Teacher Scam Read More »

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Advanced And Entry Level Construction Jobs

How the scam works: (with video below) Watch out for the latest fraudulent scheme in the construction and renovation sectors, the Entry Level Construction Jobs scam. A fake company advertises open positions for traffic controllers, field assistants, and machinists, offering a wage of $65/hour. Ads are on wesbites such as Gumtree, Kijiji, Oodle, or Craigslist. … Advanced And Entry Level Construction Jobs Read More »

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Underground Mining Jobs

How the scam works: (with video below) Watch out for the latest fraudulent activity in the mining industry, the Underground Mining Jobs scam. A fake company advertises open positions for underground labourers, mining engineers, field technicians, and supervisors. Ads are on wesbites such as Kijiji, Oodle, or Craigslist. If you are a out-of-work miner and … Underground Mining Jobs Read More »

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Entry Level Oil And Gas Jobs

How the scam works: (with video below) Beware of the latest fraudulent activity in the oil and gas industry, the Entry Level Oil and Gas Jobs scam. There are reports that fake companies advertise open positions online for entry level underground labourers, engineers, field technicians, and supervisors. Ads are on wesbites such as Kijiji, Oodle, … Entry Level Oil And Gas Jobs Read More »

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Paid Surveys At Home Scam

How The Scam Works: (with video below) Knowing how to make money online filling out paid surveys at home could be a lucrative skill. However, the easy ways to make money always come with a hook. If you aren’t accustomed to these ads or emails for making money to do surveys online, you’ve probably never used … Paid Surveys At Home Scam Read More »

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Walmart Job Opportunity

Walmart Job Opportunity: How The Scam Works A fake Walmart job opportunity is the newest scam in the employment industry. It is making its rounds this week and it is also known as the Job Application Walmart Scam. Let’s say you’re looking for a job and you’re searching for ways to make money online in … Walmart Job Opportunity Read More »

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Caregiver Wheelchair

How the scam works: (with video below) You are a good person and always first in helping others. One day, you decide to post your resume online on sites such as Care.com, Urban Sitter or Craigslist, looking for a job as a caretaker. Not long after publishing your resume, you receive a message from a family. They … Caregiver Wheelchair Read More »

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Dog Sitter Scam

How a ‘Lovely Family’ Abroad Can Scam You With The Pet Sitter Job You love dogs, you always did. You might even think that you can make some money dog sitting, so one day you post your resume online looking for a job on sites such as Pet Sitter, Indeed, or Craigslist. After a few … Dog Sitter Scam Read More »

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Mystery Shopper Scam

Mystery Shopper Scam: How It Works (with video below) Mystery shopping companies and fake offers. This month, one of the biggest scams around is the Mystery Shopper or the Secret Shopper Scam. Let’s take a look. The Mystery Shopper job could be an amazing activity, if you consider its great concept. Who wouldn’t like to go have … Mystery Shopper Scam Read More »

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School Sponsorship Scam

How the scam works: As more and more skilled people nowadays look for jobs online, this scam is making its rounds specifically this time of the year. It is targeted at sales people with a background in customer service or advertising. If you are one of them, watch out! Scammers advertise themselves as an advertising group making calendars or promotions … School Sponsorship Scam Read More »

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Reshipping Job Offer

How the scam works: (with video below) Looking for jobs online you find an ad offering attractive wages for “Correspondence Managers”, “Shipping and Receiving Manager”, “Quality Controller”, “Quality Assurance Manager”, “Stock Assessment Operators” or “Mailing assistants”. The opportunity sounds good: “Work just a few hours a week, no experience necessary, high school diploma, etc”. You’ve seen … Reshipping Job Offer Read More »

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Human Resources Status Change

How the scam works: You might become a victim of this scam if you work for a big corporation, university, or organization with a lot of employees. How does it work? Employees receive fraudulent emails indicating a change in their Human Resources status. The email contains a link directing the employee to log into their Human … Human Resources Status Change Read More »

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Employee Theft At Bars And Restaurants

How the scam works: Many bar and restaurant owners are robbed by their employees without noticing. We will discuss two scams here. Scenario 1. The employees bring their own bottles of liquor to work and serve drinks from those bottles instead of serving it from the bottles of the bar. By doing this, they make … Employee Theft At Bars And Restaurants Read More »

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Buy Phones For Someone Else

How the scam works: (with video below) Looking for an extra job online, you find an ad promising that you can make hundreds of dollars in a day. This ad could be posted on Craigslist, Gumtree, or any other similar site. You call the number and the first thing the ’employer’ asks you to do … Buy Phones For Someone Else Read More »

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