Core essentials to avoiding a job posting scam
1. A high-income new job is yours! Identity verification required.
Do not give your personal bank account, PayPal account, credit card or PIN numbers, Social Security number or other personal financial information.
2. Your first impressive paycheck is attached! Deposit within 24 hours.
Do not agree to have currency or paychecks direct deposited into any of your accounts.
3. Work at home and make big money as a check processing agent!
Do not forward, transfer, send by courier (EX: FedEx, UPS), or “wire” any money to any business or website, using your personal account(s).
4. Make money while you sleep!
Do not respond to suspicious and/or “too good to be true” unsolicited job emails. 5. High paying professional jobs in Wilmington guaranteed! Join Top Tier Placement Group today! In general, applicants do not pay a fee to obtain a job.
If you think you might have identified a legitimate work-at-home job, it’s time to do some detective work. Here are three trusted stops for your gumshoe route:
- The Better Business Bureau (BBB) maintains a national database of companies and complaints received about them. If the BBB rates your prospective employer “unsatisfactory” or says the company has declined to answer requests for information, find another opportunity.
- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) goes after individual work-at-home scammers. Search the site for press releases or other information on any employer you’re considering.
Fraud.org should be able to inform you of civil and criminal complaints with respect to your prospective employer.
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