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Red Flags:

  • Request for bank account numbers.
  • Request for Social Security number (SSN).
  • Request to "scan the ID" of a job seeker, for example, a drivers' license. Scam artists will say they need to
  • scan job seekers' IDs to "verify identity." This is not a legitimate request.
  • A contact email address that is not a primary domain. For example, an employer calling itself "Omega Inc." with a Yahoo! email address.
  • Misspellings and grammatical mistakes in the job ad.
  • Dealing with persons overseas
  • Dealing with agents
  • Dealing with companies registered in the Cayman Islands

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last updated 10 Aug 2007