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What is Job Scam?
It is a fake job, posted to hand over your money, or to steal your personal identity or even to recruit you to do pyramid scheme.
How do I know if it is a job scam or not?
You can recognize a job scam when you see the following signs:
- You have to pay for the job, certification, training materials, or any other expense.
- You are asked to give your credit card or bank account information.
- You are offered (lured) hundreds to thousand dollars a month without a basic wage.
- You are offered get-rick-quick scheme.
What is pyramid scheme?
A pyramid scheme is an illegal business model that involves promising participants payment or services, primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, rather than supplying any real investment or sale of products or services to the public.
What about work from home job ad?
Perhaps you may see work-form-home job ad such as data entry, stuffing envelopes, or online survey. Some of these scams have been around since 1920 in the United States. Learn more about online jobs for teens.