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What is important to know when getting a job: tips on avoiding scammers

Natalia SofienkoLife
How to avoid scammers when looking for a job

To avoid falling into the hands of fraudsters when applying for a job, you need to conduct an "investigation" of the organization with the desired vacancy. You should also be vigilant about personal data and financial offers.

For example, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a memo with tips for job seekers. It describes what to look for when looking for a job and how to protect yourself from unnecessary expenses and stress, as reported by Bestlifeonline.

The FTC advises not to accept a job without a preliminary interview.

How to recognize fraudulent job ads

"Scammers advertise jobs in the same way as legitimate employers do - on the Internet (in classifieds, on job sites, and social media), in newspapers, and sometimes on television and radio. They promise you a job, but they want your money and your personal information," warns the US Federal Trade Commission.

That's why the FTC urges you to never accept a job unless you've had an interview beforehand.

"Scammers may say they are out of town, too busy, or have another excuse for not speaking to you on the phone or in person," the FTC adds. You always have the right to ask for an interview.

What is important to know when getting a job: tips on avoiding scammers

Personal data

If you are asked to provide your bank account information during your job search, this should also be considered a red flag.

Legitimate companies will not ask for this information until you accept a job offer and formalize your employment relationship.

Pay for materials?

Never agree to send money from your card or pay in cash for allegedly materials or supplies. In this case, you risk losing both your job and your money.

Experts advise looking up the name of the company or person hiring you on the Internet. It's also worth looking at all possible reviews.

If an employer promises high pay for a small job, this is also a common sign of fraud.

As OBOZREVATEL reported, fraudsters tried to steal money from Ukrainians by sending SMS messages on behalf of EVA, a company that sells cosmetics and household chemicals. In the messages, the scammers indicated alleged winnings and cash rewards from the store.

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