Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Wanna launder some money?

I came across an article on careerbuilder.com about some job scams that are out there and some tips to recognize these scams. The article lists 6 common scams that are currently popular, from check cashing and stuffing envelopes to phishing scams.

Titled, "Too Good to Be True? Six Common Job Scams", the article begins:

Lured by convenience and seemingly easy money, more and more people are falling prey to job scams. Particularly vulnerable are people who want or need to work from home and those who are looking supplement their income. Those who fall victim can suffer serious consequences including debt collection and criminal charges.

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I have seen all these scams out there - even some listed on careerbuilder or monster as job opportunities. I think I even answered one for the check cashing deal, but once I got the full info emailed to me, I noticed it just didn't seem right. It's incredible that people can take advantage of others so easily. But, unfortunately, it's true. So just be careful folks - you definitely don't want to get caught up in some illegal money laundering scam when you're just trying to make a few extra bucks to feed your children! :smh:

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Mommy off the Record said...

My brother was recently online looking for a job and asked me to evaluate the authenticity of a job website he was interested in. It looked totally suspect to me (you had to pay them money and they would help shop your application around to companies). I told him not to do it because it sounded like a scam. It's amazing how dangerous the Internet can be - even when you're looking for jobs!

The L said...

The things folks fall for are a trip! Sometimes makes you wonder why didn't I think of that! lol first time stopping through, like you blog.