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:

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 … Ads/E-mail Processing Job Read More »

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Government Jobs Call

How the scam works: You receive a letter or an email telling you there are government job openings in your area; and a number to call for more information is provided. You call and are put on hold – it is the government, after all. Ten minutes later, you realize you have to be somewhere … Government Jobs Call Read More »

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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 … Affiliate Marketing Read More »

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Guaranteed Employment

How the scam works: Similar to the Job Placement for Students scam, this one comes from companies that promise you “guaranteed employment” if you use their program. This means that you will have to pay for specific mandatory “training courses” or so-called “workshops”, which also means you will spend your money feeding their “business” and … Guaranteed Employment Read More »

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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 … Get Paid To Surf The Web Read More »

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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, Workopolis, Craigslist and any other job board you can think of. You aren’t in a real hurry to find a new … Best Jobs on Hold Read More »

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Luggage Left in the Airport

Luggage Left in The Airport Email: How It Works You receive an email claiming to be from a large international airport, informing you that a package with your name on it was found in one of the terminals. Why would they send you that? Scammers recruit their victims from Facebook, where many people escaping their city tag … Luggage Left in the Airport Read More »

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