Tag: employer

“Convert tomorrow’s pension checks into hard cash today.”

If you’re looking for a way to generate cash to make ends meet, a pitch like this may pique your interest. But before you sign on the dotted line, it’s important to know what you’re...

If you’re applying for a job or trying to rent an apartment, the employer or landlord might conduct a background check. They may hire a company to provide information like your employment history, your driving record, any criminal records, and...

Some employers look into your background before deciding whether to hire you, or before deciding whether you can keep your job. When they do, you have legal rights. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces a federal law that regulates...

Tax ID thieves are ready — are you?

Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job, and it’s one of the fastest growing forms of identity theft in the U.S. You might find out it’s...

Losing a job is stressful, plain and simple. Looking for a new one is no easy task either, especially if you worry about how to pay the bills. But take a deep breath. Here are some tips to help you get back on your feet professionally and...

Like helping people avoid scams? Then you might like to know that the FTC has named Jan. 13-17 Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, and will host national events like a webinar and Twitter chat, in English and Spanish, as well as regional events....

An identity thief may use your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. Contact the IRS if they send you a notice saying their records show:

you were paid by an employer you don't knowmore than one tax return was filed using your...

A weather emergency may have forced you to leave your home without IDs, checks, credit and debit cards, and other documents you need for everyday life. You also may be without access to a bank account or paycheck for some time. If you need to get...

You’ve applied for a job. You sent a letter, made a phone call, submitted your resume. Perhaps you’ve had an interview. Did you know that when you apply for a job, an employer may ask your permission to do a background check before hiring you?...

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...

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