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Fake Employer Scam

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The Texas Workforce commission is warning Texomans of a fake employer scam.

Con artists are posing as potential employers to try and get personal information. 

There are reports of job seekers getting unsolicited e-mails or phone calls from people posing as employers with job matching websites.  Theses false employers may request to do an interview over the phone or web then offer a position on the condition the job seeker's cash a company check or send a money order to purchase training equipment.

Texas residents are reminded that legitimate employers will never ask for money as a condition for starting work.  Job seekers also should never provide personally identifiable information to an employer prior to a face-to-face meeting.

TWC encourages individuals to check their bank or other online accounts for unusual activity if they suspect they are victims of a similar scam.

To report suspicious activity, please call TWC's Fraud and Program Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-3642.  To avoid becoming a victim of scams, visit the Texas Office of the Attorney General online.

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