Job Search Safety

While we take precautions to avoid abuse, unfortunately online companies can be a target for scams. It's important to exercise good judgement and caution when looking for a job online. Many scams start out with big promises and offering unrealistically good deals. How do you know if a job is probably fraudulent?

Look out for the warning signs below:


  • The promise of a large salary for very little work. Especially offers that promise thousands of dollars of income per month with little or no experience.
  • Positions that ask for credit card or bank account information, social security number, driver's license number, or copies of personal documents.
  • Jobs that ask you to send payment by wire service or courier.
  • Positions in which you are offered a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account – often for depositing checks or transferring money.
  • You receive an unexpected large check.
  • Multiple misspellings and bad grammar in the job notice.
  • You are requested to send a photo copy of your ID, i.e., driver's license to "verify identity".
  • Job posting doesn't mention the job responsibilities; instead it focuses on the amount of money you will make.
  • You are asked to pay for, or complete a background check before you can be considered for a position.
  • Never provide personal information to a prospective employer prior to determining that the company is a legitimate business. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is!

If you see a suspicious job posting or receive a questionable email regarding a job posting on our site please click here to notify us immediately and select "Report Fraud/Abuse" under the subject line. Please include a link to the job posting in question along with any email correspondences you may have received.

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