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 … Security Job Scam Read More »
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. However, this is the victim profile that criminals look for. Most of the scams come online as fake websites or companies.
The good news is, here is how to detect and block any bogus job site as well as any other harmful platform on the Internet.
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:
How the scam works: Social work and development projects are becoming more prevalent in foreign countries, especially in South Asia, Latin America and Africa. Hundreds of thousands of foreigners travel overseas with the intention of donating their time to help better the lives of those less fortunate. There are lots of fantastic organizations out there that are … Volunteer Jobs and Fees Read More »
Background Check for Employment Scam: How It Works (with video below) Beware of the newest scam in the career industry this month, the Employment Background Check. This scam hits a little too close to home for some. Imagine waiting to hear if you have gotten a job, only to figure out a month later that … Background Check Read More »
How the scam works: Here is a scam occurring when ordering a simple credit report. It takes place during the hiring process for a job where the employer asks for a credit report copy for their consideration, although a credit report really shouldn’t have anything to do with your ability to do a job to … Credit Report Order Read More »
How the scam works: (with video below) Watch out for the Get Paid To Write Reviews Scam, aka Fake Reviews or Fake Testimonials scam. It’s one of the latest scams out there in the Employment industry. This scam became very prevalent lately in the online world especially in the last few months. You might receive … Get Paid To Write Reviews Scam Read More »
How the scam works: These are the messages that appear on your computer screen just as you’re getting depressed about how you can’t afford a holiday, a night out, or even a bottle of soda pop. Who isn’t interested in making money now? We all are, and you might feel tempted to open the link or … Make Profit Now! Read More »
How the scam works: Similar to the Craft Assembly Scam and the Make Profit Now! Scam, the Marketing Kit Scam leads you to believe that the ‘Marketing Kit’ will put you up there with the big boys, since smart marketing on the Internet nowadays can indeed bring in millions of dollars. You decide that advice from their marketing … Marketing Kit Read More »
How the scam works: These ads are everywhere – testimonials from a stay-at-home mom who earned alot of money by fairly menial online work. The ads may include references from reputable businesses: “As seen on CNN” or “Mom makes $$$$ by posting links on Google.” You click the link, thinking “What have I got to lose?” It … Mom Makes $…/Day Read More »
How the scam works: (with video below) You have always loved kids and decide to post your resume online looking for a job as a nanny, babysitter, or caretaker. Platforms such as Care.com or Urban Sitter are great for finding such gigs. After posting your resume, you receive a message from a loving family with a little … Nanny for Hire Read More »
How the scam works: Scammers post fake resumes online and when real families approach them they will develop a great online or telephone relationship with them. Caring, intelligent, and with great references, they look like the perfect candidates. What usually happens is that a day before they are supposed to fly to the new city … Nanny Offering Services Read More »
Prerequisite Course for a Job Scam: How it Works You finally get your dream job opportunity! You’ve posted your resume online and a representative of a great company calls you and invites you for an interview, which is announced to be part of a long hiring process. The salary is the biggest you’ve ever had … Prerequisite Job Course Read More »
How the scam works: You don’t have a job and are desperate to start one ASAP. While searching the job boards and websites, you find an ad for a company that guarantees you a job in 30 days, for a fee. To lure you into paying, they might even promise a “money back guarantee”. After paying, … Resume Blasting Read More »
How the scam works: Young, good looking females searching for a job in the night business should be careful. Some escort or modeling agencies will say they have a high number of employers lined-up for your services, but if you want to have a chance to start right away you will have to pay a registration fee … Stripper/Escort Wannabe Read More »
How the scam works: Big corporations (such as your national postal service) often print brochures and magazines with useful information, which are distributed for free. Meanwhile, scammers post ads online and in newspapers making it look as if the ad comes from the corporation. The ads claim the company is hiring and those interested are … Study Guide Purchase Read More »
How the scam works: If you are an instructor of any kind (music teacher, math tutor, fitness instructor, even child care operator, etc) you might come across this scam. Advertising your services in the newspapers or online, a client calls you; introducing himself as a parent who is sending his child on vacation to your city. … Tutor/Instructor for Hire Read More »
How the scam works: This is another Work at Home scam that “guarantees” you will make hundreds of dollars a week, working at your own pace in the comfort of your own home. Let’s say you do a lot of text-messaging and think you are good at typing, so you decide to get a job around … Typing at Home Read More »