Employment scam is illegal, and if you become a victim you can file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), that investigates your case to find out whether the companies are legitimate or they are taking your money for nothing. Unfortunately, sometimes unemployed people can become the victim of scam artists.
Who are Employment Scam Artists?
They pretend to have inside knowledge about available unemployment. However, such persons have a purpose to take advantage of desperate job-seekers in order to make money off them. Some of these scammers offer you some jobs for a particular fee. Nonetheless, you may find these job positions in newspapers or on the internet.
In result, it is useless to pay scammers for employment service. In most cases, you will at best receive information that may or may not help you in finding a job, or you could lose your money and never hear from the company again.
How to avoid being cheated?
In order to avoid from being cheated, you should skeptically treat the employment agencies ask money before finding you a job. Moreover, try to avoid internet postings or newspaper ads that promise work-from-home employment or quick money. Note that the FTC can only file a lawsuit that allows deciding a matter in the court. Even in the case, you win, you will not get your money back.
If you do not want to become a victim of job scammers, learn the following tips:
- Do not provide your personal information to persons if you do not know them well,
- Never agree to pay upfront for the service of job finding,
- Avoid job offers that do not state any requirements for job seekers.
How can a California employment lawyer help you against employment scam?
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