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Looking for a job? Job scammers are looking for you. Here are tips to help you recognize job scams.

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When money’s tight, work-at-home opportunities can sound like just the thing to make some extra cash. Unfortunately, many of these “jobs” are rip-offs. Today, the FTC announced that it will mail over 50,000 refund checks to consumers who were...

It’s tough enough to find a job or start your own business, even without scammers trying to take advantage. Today the FTC announced a major federal and state crackdown on scams that target people looking for jobs, extra income, or the chance to...

Trustworthy staffing companies are paid by the employers, not by the people looking for a job. So don't do business with companies that promise to get you a job... but ask you to pay them first.

Scammers run ads promising access to "exclusive" job listings, "guaranteed" placements, and the like — all for an upfront fee. But too many job-seekers have paid those fees only to get old listings of positions already filled, fake listings, or...

Operation Bottom Dollar is the FTC's effort to stop scammers who falsely promise job seekers access to job opportunities. Job seekers pay an ufpfront fee, which many can barely afford, and get nothing in return. Learn how to spot a scam in your...

Vocational schools, also known as trade or career schools, and correspondence schools can be a great way to train for a variety of jobs. But not all these schools are reputable. Research any school you hope to attend, its training program, its...

Could you really be a model or actor? Or maybe it’s your kids that have the right look? If a talent scout says you’ve got a future in the business, you might be flattered. Then, be skeptical. You could be the target of a modeling scam.

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Looking to improve your chances of being hired or promoted? Earning a degree may be the answer, but not all degrees programs are on the up and up. Though many online schools and distant learning programs are legitimate, there are some...

Legitimate mystery shopping opportunities are out there, but so are plenty of scams. If an opportunity is on the up and up, you won't have to pay an application fee or deposit a check and wire money on to someone else.

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