Looking for a job? Beware of online scammers.
The FTC is warning Americans about con artists looking to steal your data – or even money – with fake job offers. Here are some things to look out for:
Do your research – Google the company and see what comes up – are other people complaining about getting scammed? Do they have a legitimate website and business?
Does it seem legit? Is that email coming from a business address or a personal account? Have you spoken to an actual person or just communicated through email or chat? Are they asking for personal information that seems unnecessary?
Don’t pay money for a job offer – scammers will sometimes ask for money to pay for equipment or other expenses, promising to reimburse you later. That’s a major red flag.