Avoid Internet Job Search Scams
I will give you a few pointers on how to search for online jobs at home hoping that you find your best online jobs and show you a few things on how to Avoid Internet Job Search Scams! Also to show you how to avoid the online job scams to the best of my knowledge!
Out of work looking for a job?
You need to avoid Internet job search scams, because the scammers do not care about you.They will try to get your information anyway they can get it!
I know it is very tough now a days to find a job with the economy the way it is now days. Scammers are finding this a very lucrative time for them by preying on the unemployed.
Almost all company’s that are looking for new employees require everyone to fill out a resume online. This puts you in a vulnerable position by having to reveal private information about yourself over the Internet.If your information falls into the wrong hands it could get to the scammers in turn will it can be used for unlawful purposes and worst yet Identity theft.
In the next couple of minutes of your time I will be giving you some tips on how to protect your privacy and still give your potential new employer enough information for them to give you a chance.
Just remember these are just suggestions so please use common sense in your resumes!
Beware of phony job applications
They will want you to install a program on your computer first. They accomplish his by placing ads on job search sites and convinces you to click on a link during the application process. After you do this it infects your computer with malware that in turn it connects your computer to a spy bot system that can be used to attack more computers.
Use the job search websites privacy options
Check in the job search websites help section and it will have the information on how to use there privacy features. Just be sure you understand how the sites privacy options work so you can control who can see your private information.
Sensitive personal information
Here is a list of sensitive personal information you should never post on your online resume:
- Drivers license
- Social security number
- Bank or credit card information
- Date of birth
- Mothers maiden name
This information could end up in the wrong hands so do not post extremely sensitive information about you on your resume.
Put your resume into confidential viewing mode
Make sure the job search site has a confidential mode that you can put your resume into. That way everything on your resume is available for public viewing except for your contact information and your current employer or ex employer.
When you set up your account with the job site website they should give you a private e-mail address.That way only your prospective employer can contact you and get any additional information from you to complete the hiring process.The scammers will not be able to access this private e-mail and other private information from you that they can use.
Most likely a scam
If the job sounds too good to be true, like no experience necessary or thousands of dollars per month while working at home. These are scams that waste your time and money. Affiliate marketers will pay others to to scam you out of your money by putting up bogus job ads with all of there shiny bells and whistles. By promising you a get rich quick system that took them a long time to develop. But guarantees you that it will work and you will be able to have a lavish life style just like them.
I sure hope i answered any questions you might have about How To Avoid Internet Job Search Scams! If you have any questions feel free to contact me!
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Having never applied for a job online I didn’t know a lot of this about your information. However, most of us buy things online and know to use common sense. But your article really helped to focus that with some additional things we can do.
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There are lots of scams out there. I know that there are lots of network marketing companies out there that mislead people into thinking that they are applying for a job. Then they convince them to invest lots of money to get started with the promise that they will get rich.
I’m glad there are legit companies out there like WA who really want to help people.
Nice article. Thanks.
Excellent list. Not a day goes by where I don’t get a spam email or see a job offer that fits all the criteria of your scams. I will be much more careful going forward.
You are do right about that and thank you for the great comment
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Thank you for your kind thoughts. No I have not heard of them but thank you I will look into them and possibly do a review on it.