Welcome to the Jungle of Fake Job Scams


Picture this: You’re scrolling through a seemingly legitimate job board, your resume polished and hopes soaring high, when suddenly you find yourself in the presence of Freddy McFraudster…CEO of Fake Jobs, Inc. Fear not! SOLFCU is here to help you put on your protective gear before you embark on a journey to tame the jungle of fake job scams!

Scene 1: It’s too good to be true.
You are offered a position promising a six-figure salary for simply forwarding emails or stuffing envelopes. Before you click ‘Accept,’ take a moment, take a deep breath and think. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

Scene 2: Look for legitimacy. 
If your interview process feels more like an interrogation through instant messaging or a sketchy platform, beware. A legitimate employer would be open to a face-to-face interview or, at the very least, a video call.

Scene 3: They want money.
You might face an unexpected twist in the hiring process – the payment request. A genuine employer will never ask you for money on your first day on the job. 

Scene 4: Keep your eyes open.
Scrutinize the company’s online presence. Check for a professional website, authentic contact information and employee reviews. Remember, a Google search can be your trusty sidekick.

Scene 5: Make the report.
If you’ve stumbled upon something or someone that seems like Freddy McFraudster, report it to the relevant authorities, job boards and anti-fraud agencies. You could be saving others.

Epilogue: You’re hired!
Ready to face the real world of employment with all this info? Ask questions, be discerning and always keep your wits about you, and you’ll find the right job. “May the odds be ever in your favor” as you search, and know that Solidarity Community Federal Credit Union is cheering you on.

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