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More info on job scams, courtesy of AARP's Fraud Network:

"You’re looking for a job; scammers are looking for their next victim. Fake job scams can take many forms – watch out for these three signs:
The job is guaranteed - if you pay a fee for certification, training materials, or expenses to place you with their company. After you pay, the job does not materialize.
You’re hired – and your first task is to cash a check and return a portion to your new employer. The check is fake and you are on the hook for the entire amount of the deposit.
The emailed application requires your Social Security number – and your banking information. The scammers can now steal your money – and your identity.
Follow these dos and don’ts:
Do be careful of generic or vague online job ads that say "No Experience Necessary" or “No Resume Necessary” but list a salary that seems too good to be true. Another warning sign: ads for “previously undisclosed” government positions.
Don’t send your resume right away. Send a generic inquiry first asking for more information about the company and the location.
Do an online search or inquire through the Better Business Bureau www.bbb.org/ to make sure the company is real and if there are any complaints.
Don’t ever pay money, and do not provide a credit card or bank account information.
Do check out the business website to make sure the opening is posted there.
How to report a job scam:
If you've been targeted by a job scam, file a complaint with the FTC www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov , contact your state Attorney General www.naag.org/ , or your local consumer protection agency www.usa.gov/directory/stateconsumer/
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7/21/14 12:13 P

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Good e-mail tips!

Thx for sharing!

Don

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7/21/14 10:44 A

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Yeah, it's better how the wealthy and/or well-connected get jobs, than most of us:

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If you’re communicating with a business by email, don’t trust Yahoo, Gmail or Hotmail addresses from a self-described HR rep; real ones use corporate-named accounts and tend to write during normal business hours (so be wary of emails you receive at 2 a.m.).

A few months ago, ... in a fit of addle-patedness ...I'd come close. They threw out the name of a national company. It had been at 10 am. I was suspicious that that company began with the first of the "A's in the alphabet. As if they'd looked at some B to B phone book (I LOVE RESEARCH. Probably saved my @$$ this time (I'd become a victim of credit card fraud another time or so in the past)... Might not have gone that far, but even though I don't use a smartphone anymore, they wanted my email address to be texted to them. So I Googled this email address on a job seeker forum first, and lo and behold ....

Then I decided that nobody would get my cell phone number on my sit wanted ad. At the risk of its sounding "medical clinical"-ish I put "Cell Phone Number Provided upon Request" ...

I should have done that after the first picture texted me from a stranger of a certain unclothed part of male anatomy that one doesn't discuss in polite company.

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7 Telltale Signs of a Job Scam

blog.aarp.org/2014/06/27/7-tell-tale
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"The good news for job seekers: The government’s most recent employment report finally puts total employment at pre-recession levels, with nearly 9 million more jobs than at its low point.

The bad news: Scammers are even better poised to steal the money and identities of hopeful applicants, by posing (usually online) as legitimate employers with “We’re hiring!” claims. Here are some tip-offs to an impending employment rip-off."

Be careful out there everyone! Let us know how you're doing! :-)

Don

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Tell Me What Is It You Plan To Do With Your One Wild & Precious Life? ---Mary Oliver

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