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Summer Job Scams

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Finding summer employment is a top priority for most college and high school students. Don’t let the seasonal job hunt turn into a huge waste of time and money. Always be wary of employers who require fees for training and background checks, or who tout “no experience needed.”

The BBB offers these tips when job hunting this summer:                          

·        If you are offered a job without a formal interview or job application, it’s most likely a scam. Do not provide any personal or financial information, as it can lead to identity theft.

·        If the employer does not provide you with the details of the job in writing, be wary. When you have details in writing, be sure to read them carefully and ask questions.

·        If the employer does not have a website or contact information is missing, consider that a red flag.

·        If the employer requires fees for training, background checks or drug tests, it is likely to be a scam. These costs are normally the responsibility of the employer.

·        If an employer offers you a lot of money for simple work or to work at home, it is most likely too good to be true.

·        Do an internet search of the business for both positive and negative comments and then follow-up with the employer. Check the potential employer’s BBB Business Review to see if the employer has a good rating.