Safe Job Search Online

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Safe Job Search Online

  1. Tips for Conducting a Safe Job Search Online<br />What you can do to keep yourself safer <br />
  2. Know What to Avoid<br />Identify the 3 most common job scams<br />
  3. Money Laundering Scams<br />Job descriptions recruiting American citizens to &quot;process payments&quot; or “transfer funds.”<br />The scammer typically responds asking for bank account information or other personal information.<br />More info here.<br />3<br />
  4. Reshipping Scams<br />Typically requires job seekers to receive stolen goods in their own homes – frequently consumer electronics – and then forward the packages, often outside the United States. <br />Scammers ask victims to pay for shipping charges, and pay reimbursement and compensation with a fake check.<br />Read more on reshipping scams here.<br />4<br />
  5. Pre-Pay/Work at Home Scams<br />Although there are genuine jobs working at home, many “offers” are not valid forms of employment and may have the simple goal of obtaining an initial monetary investment from the victim. <br />Using claims such as “be your own boss” and “make money quickly”, Work at Home scams will not guarantee employment and almost always require an “up-front” investment of money for products or instructions.<br />Read more on how to avoid Work-at-Home Scams here.<br />5<br />
  6. Tips to Protect Yourself<br />What you can do<br />
  7. Tips to Protect Yourself<br />Don&apos;t get involved with an employer that can&apos;t make its business model perfectly clear to you or one that&apos;s willing to hire you without even a phone interview. <br />Do your own research on any employer that makes you feel at all uneasy. <br />Never put your social security or national ID number, credit card number, bank account number or any type of sensitive personal identification data in your resume. <br />
  8. Tips to Protect Yourself<br />Never share any personal information with a prospective employer, even if they suggest that it is for a &quot;routine background check,” until you are confident that the employer and employment opportunity is legitimate. <br />Do not engage in any transaction in which you are requested to transfer or exchange currency or funds to a prospective employer. Remain alert for the Work at Home employers who require you to make an up-front investment.<br />Be cautious when dealing with individuals/companies from outside your own country. <br />
  9. Have You Been Scammed?<br />Where to turn for help<br />
  10. What to do Next:<br />If you see a questionable job posting or suspect misuse of the Monster website or its brand? Report it here. <br />If you think you have been a victim of fraud, immediately report the fraud to your local police and contact Monster, so steps can be taken to ensure your safety. <br />We recommend that you file an online report with The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). <br />
  11. Monster’s Commitment<br />Monster is dedicated to providing the safest possible environment for you to search for jobs and manage your career. <br />To help you conduct a safer job search, we&apos;ve assembled the following security-related articles and resources. Familiarizing yourself with this information will help you better manage your career.<br />For more information on how to stay safe in your job search visit Monster’s Security Center. You can also check out LooksTooGoodToBeTrue.com.<br />11<br />
  12. Remember:If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. <br />

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