HedgeBD can save you from the scammers who post job openings in the same places that legitimate employers do: online (in classified ads, on job sites, and on social media), in newspapers, and occasionally on television and radio. They promise you a job in exchange for your money and personal information. Our consultation service can help you identify the authentication of the job post.
Employment scams usually begin with an all-too-good-to-be-true offer—work from home and earn thousands of dollars per month with no experience required—and end with consumers without a ‘job’ and no money. They usually fall into one of three categories:
1. Scammers impersonate a new ’employer’ and send victims a check to cover upfront costs such as supplies. The check is deposited, the necessary supplies are purchased, and any remaining funds are wired back to the scammer. They find out the checks are fake weeks later, and they’re responsible for the entire amount.
2. Scammers pose as ‘recruiters’ offering guaranteed employment or as ’employers’ extending job offers on the condition that victims pay up front for credit checks, application or recruitment fees, and so on. Victims are compensated, but no job offers are ever made.
3. Scammers pose as ‘company’ representatives and ask victims for sensitive personal and/or financial information while conducting credit or background checks. They then go after victims for identity theft later on.