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Don’t Fall Prey to Job Scams


This blog was originally published on TheCareerBeat blog and is written by Tom Musbach. He is a former editor and spokesperson for Yahoo! HotJobs. He lives in San Francisco.

Did you know job scams make up the biggest category of online crime reports?

That’s according to a Bank of the West infographic titled “Worked Over.” It breaks down some of the most common dangers and offers really good tips for how to avoid them. I was surprised to see the most popular scam is asking for payment before receiving job materials.

With 94% of Americans using online searches as a means for finding work, there are loads of opportunities for identity thieves and online scammers to take advantage of unsuspecting job seekers. Don’t be a victim.

See the two really useful sections below. For the full infographic, click here.

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