Job Seekers Beware!

Now more than ever it pays to be a smart and skeptical consumer... especially if you're looking for a job.

Now more than ever it pays to be a smart and skeptical consumer... especially if you're looking for a job. That's because the crooks don't care if they're preying on someone who's employed or another who's out of work.

Thanks so much to Barbara of Colorado Springs who's out there pounding the pavement, looking for a job. She says she's found a majority of those posting jobs for free, posing as employers... are really scam artists.

Barbara keep your chin up and thanks for reminding us... that no matter the economic times... the crooks are hard at work. Many will ask for personal information, under the guise of setting up an interview with you.

Just remember, no legitimate employer asks for personal details upfront. If you're suspicious about a job posting, do research before responding to it.

If the job title is vague and a specific location isn't mentioned, that's a red flag. If the job sounds very attractive, promising nice perks and high pay... think twice.

Another dead giveaway is being directed to a different website where you're asked to unload your personal information. Don't do it.

If you have questions and doubts, remember... that's the voice of common sense telling you to tread carefully. If you'd like, email or call me... and I'll be more than happy to check out a posting for you.

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