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Applying for jobs? Be on the lookout for scams

Lauren Prather
You might have just graduated from college, but there’s still more to learn when you’re on the job hunt. Not every posting or job recruiter is legit. Learn how to spot the scams. We’ve been getting
Consumer Alert

Honor LGBTQ+ Elders Day – Pass it on.

Ari Lazarus
Today is National Honor Our LGBTQ+ Elders Day. There are many ways to celebrate this important occasion, but here at the FTC, we’re focusing on helping LGBTQ+ elders avoid frauds and scams — and we
Consumer Alert

Want to work from home? Spot the scams first

Andrew Rayo
These days, working from home is pretty common. It’s a win-win for both those hoping to avoid a commute, and companies looking for talent from all over the world. You might even get a call or message
Consumer Alert

Scammers advertise jobs and business opportunities

Rosario Méndez
We know that scammers advertise jobs and business opportunities because we’ve investigated and stopped many of them. Unfortunately, scammers are relentless and keep advertising online in ads, on job
Consumer Alert

Reject a job or money-making scam offer

Bridget Small
Financial Literacy Month is a good time to talk about earning, managing, and saving your money. Are you searching for a new job, investment, or business opportunity to boost your financial well-being
Consumer Alert

Your boss isn’t emailing you about a gift card

Ari Lazarus
Did you get an email from your boss asking you for a favor? Does your boss need you to send gift cards to pay for an upcoming office party? Before you go out and pay up, ask yourself: is that really
Consumer Alert

Looking for work? Avoid job scams

Emily Wu
If you’re looking for a job, there are lots of things to think about, from wages and commute time to benefits and employee resources. And, if you identify as LGBTQ+, you might also look for whether a
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Nanny and Caregiver Job Scams

If you’re looking for a job as a babysitter, nanny, or other kind of caregiver, you might have searched online or used a website that matches you up with potential employers. Scammers also use these
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Mystery Shopping Scams

Getting paid to shop sounds like a dream job — especially if you’re looking for a side job or going to school full-time. Don’t let your dream job turn into a nightmare. Find out how to avoid mystery
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Modeling Scams

Could you really be a model or actor? Or maybe it’s your kids who have the right look? You might be flattered — and interested — if a talent scout says you’ve got a future in the business. But you