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. 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:

Wait in Line for the Job

How the scam works: You have applied for a job online and soon after filling in the application, you get a message saying something like: “Thank you for applying. Unfortunately, at this time we are overwhelmed with the number of applications we have received and cannot process them all. To help us screen the most appropriate applicants […]

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Typing at Home

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 […]

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Tutor/Instructor for Hire

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. […]

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Study Guide Purchase

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 […]

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Stripper/Escort Wannabe

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 […]

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Ads/E-mail Processing Job

How the scam works: Not happy with your current job, you continually come across testimonials online, such as: “I get paid to post links on Google” or “Stay at home mom earns $500 a day”. Researching these links, you eventually find a website that promises you will make $2,000 by posting ads online and, if done properly, you […]

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Affiliate Marketing

How the scam works: You run a small blog or a content-heavy website and make a bit of extra money from advertising, but it’s nothing significant. One day, a friend tells you about affiliate marketing, informing you by partnering with a company, you get paid any time a visitor of your website follows a link […]

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Get Paid To Surf The Web

Beware of the Latest Work From Home Scam: Get Paid To Surf The Web You are increasingly coming across ads promoting amazing money-making opportunities just by surfing the internet. Given examples of people who are making thousands of dollars a month, you get interested in joining. All that is required, they say, is to surf specific websites […]

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Best Jobs on Hold

How the scam works: You feel you’ve gotten all you can out of your present job and think a change would be beneficial. You begin looking for options online, keeping an eye on Monster.ca, Workopolis, Craigslist and any other job board you can think of. You aren’t in a real hurry to find a new […]

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Chain E-mail

This is another ridiculous one, yet still going around.  If you receive a chain e-mail in which you are offered the smartest and fastest way of making money as in “pay the guy at the top of the list, add yourself at the bottom, and wait for your turn“, just delete the message. The email will […]

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Craft Assembly

How the scam works: You come across an ad from a company that is looking for people who can assemble items (toys, dolls, stone pieces, even crosses, etc). The payment seems very good and there is a good testimonial from someone who says they make enough money just doing this, working from home. You decide to […]

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Cruise Worker Application

Cruise Job Application: How the Scam Works You are looking for a job on a cruise ship, figuring that if you don’t have to pay for living expenses, you’ll be able to save some money. You find a position and apply for it; and are contacted a few days later. Excited, you open the email. It […]

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Data Entry Jobs

Data Entry Jobs: How the Scam Works (with video below)  Are you looking at work from home jobs with data entry tasks? Don’t fall for the How to Make Money Fast Scam, aka the Data Entry Jobs Trick or How To Make Money From Home Scam. Let’s take a look. Watch the video below […]

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