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Protect Yourself From Job Search Scams

Protect Yourself From Job Search Scams

Katie McCaskey | AllHealthcare

4. Always Ask to Meet in Employers Person

The internet can be a great job-finding tool, and there are many legitimate opportunities out there. But you never want to sign on to something without first speaking to a representative over the phone or, better yet, arranging an interview in person.

If the company is unable to provide a face-to-face meeting or a contact person for you to speak with, you’re probably best off looking for work elsewhere.

Above all, do your due diligence and don’t be afraid to ask questions. If your suspicions are set off, it’s best not to proceed.

“A lot of people are desperate to find work, and they’re not being as cautious as they otherwise might be,” Butterworth says. “But it’s important to cross your Ts and dot your Is to make sure you don’t set the stage for identity theft, or end up being scammed.”


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