Job Scam Alert

Posted on 10/7/2019 9:48:02 AM

Please be aware that we continue to see job scam email messages being circulated. One of the most prevalent scams that has been reported is a babysitting job offer. We are also seeing more scams asking users to buy gift cards. Please be on the lookout for these scams and delete them immediately.

Noticeable signs of a job scam email include the following:  

  • Offers to send a large check and asking for a smaller amount back. 
  • A message that asks you to obtain gift cards.
  • Does not indicate the company name. 
  • Comes from an email address that doesn’t match the company name. 
  • Does not give the employer contact information, title of person sending the email, company address, phone number, etc. 
  • Offers to pay a large amount for almost no work. 
  • Offers you a job without ever interacting with you. 
  • Asks you to pay an application fee. 
  • Wants you to transfer money from one account to another.
  • Offers to send you a check before you do any work.
  • Asks you to give your credit card or bank account numbers. 
  • Asks for copies of personal documents. 
  • Says you must send payment by wire service or courier. 
  • Offers you a large payment for allowing the use of your bank account—often for depositing checks or transferring money. 

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