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Protect Yourself From Job Search Scams

Protect Yourself From Job Search Scams

Katie McCaskey | AllHealthcare

2. Never Pay Money Up Front in Order to Work

Experts say a sure-sign of a scam is a job that requires you to pay money upfront.

“You should never have to pay to work,” says Butterworth. “It works the other way around.”

Butterworth says fake employers often ask you to pay a “start-up fee” to access information and a start-up “kit.” You then receive a letter in the mail saying that your work agreement is terminated. The money you paid for the so-called start-up fee? Gone.

The Better Business Bureau says to also beware of jobs that use Western Union or Money Gram as their main source of payment. Scammers can often hide behind anonymous accounts and wire you checks that turn out to be bogus.

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