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.