Scammers invent convincing and seemingly legitimate reasons to give you false hope about offers of money.There are no get-rich-quick schemes, so always think twice before handing over your details or dollars.Scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners, often via dating websites, apps or social media by pretending to be prospective companions.They play on emotional triggers to get you to provide money, gifts or personal details.Scammers use all kinds of sneaky approaches to steal your personal details.Once obtained, they can use your identity to commit fraudulent activities such as using your credit card or opening a bank account. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do.
If you have to pay for the promise, it’s likely a scam.
Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio.
Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam: They may say they’ve got a job waiting, or guarantee to place you in a job, if you just pay a fee for certification, training materials, or their expenses placing you with a company. Employers and employment firms shouldn’t ask you to pay for the promise of a job.
Don't give out your credit card or bank account information over the phone to a company unless you're familiar with them and have agreed to pay for something.
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