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The BBB shares tips on avoiding job scams online

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WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

It is graduation season and as students look for jobs online they may be vulnerable to scammers. The Better Business Bureau hopes to help them avoid being tricked.

Adenike Babalola has experienced the headache of online job hunting first hand. The MSU graduate student said, “During the process of searching for jobs I had to spread my information – that's my contact, my numbers… I still get calls from different companies, even those that are real and those that are not real.”

Applying to jobs online can get even worse than constant phone calls from random numbers.

President and CEO of the North Central Texas BBB Monica Horton hears from people who have been scammed all the time. She said, “I’ve heard from people who thought they were working for a company as a re-shipper, when in fact they were having stolen merchandise mailed to their house and they were turning around and re-sending that stolen merchandise.”

The BBB is giving out tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of fake employers.

  1. Do not trust any offers to work at home and make a lot of money for very little effort.
  2. Jobs where you are hired on the spot without any interview is a red flag
  3. If you are offered a job that you did not apply for can sometimes it may be a scam
  4. Watch out for employers asking for private info like your bank or credit card number
  5. Beware postings that say no experience is necessary
  6. Employers should not ask you to send money for any reason
  7. Copy and paste the text of a job posting to see if the same words are being used repeatedly in other listings
  8. Look at the reviews of a company to see if they are legitimate
     

To report a scam, visit the BBB’s scam tracker website here.

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