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Job Scammers Proliferate

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times tells the story of an online job scammer who siphoned off $6.1 million from 80,000 job seekers, promising them bartending and secret shopper jobs that never materialized.

Online ads and emails promising work from home opportunities are targeting desperate job seekers.  Most are come-ons for “guides” or “starter kits” that will end up enriching nobody but the producer of those materials.

A word to the wise:  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  If a company asks you for money to help you with your job search, do your due diligence and check them out thoroughly before buying anything.

Good luck and be careful out there.

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October 25, 2010 Posted by | Dan Durazo, Job Search | Leave a comment