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909.652.6511
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JOB SEARCH: EMPLOYMENT FRAUD




Employment fraud exists when people who are seeking employment are scammed into a false hope of earning wages.  Unfortunately, employment fraud is on the rise and young people are a popular target of this particular type of crime.  False job listings are typically used to illegally collect personal information from job seekers or facilitate other forms of illegal activity.

While the Career Center does not knowingly accept fraudulent job postings, regrettably, false job postings may appear in our listings from time to time.


Clues That a Job May Be Fraudulent

It is very important for you to educate yourself about potential scams. Here are some good tips that an employment opportunity may be fraudulent:
  • The promise of a large salary for very little work - especially those that state thousands of dollars of income per month with little or no experience required.
  • Positions that ask/require you to give credit card or bank account numbers, or copies of personal documents.
  • Jobs that ask you to send or forward payments by wire service or courier.
  • Positions in which you are offered a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account - often for depositing checks or transferring money.
  • While there are legitimate opportunities for individuals to work from home, be sure to research the position in advance of applying.  (Also read Work-at-Home Schemes by the Better Business Bureau.)
  • View the FBI's Common Fraud Themes list.
  • Learn about these Fake Job Scam Examples.

If you believe you are the victim of fraud resulting from a job listing, please contact the local police.


Research Each Company

Employment opportunities posted in Chaffey Connect are simply "job leads" and there may actually be more to the job duties than listed in the system. When applying for any job opportunity it is important to research the company and position thoroughly before releasing any of your personal information or accepting an offer of employment.
  • Review the company's website for anything suspicious.
  • Google search the company name followed by words such as "fraud", "scam", "reviews", "complaints", etc.
  • Search for the company name on RipOffReport.com.
For more information about employment fraud visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website: www.ftc.gov/jobscams.


 




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