JOB SEARCH SAFETY TIPS is committed to providing you with a safe environment to search for jobs and post your resume. There are a few simple precautions you should keep in mind when considering any job opportunity, or email related to any position posted on this, or any job site.


Unfortunately all job sites are susceptible to opportunistic criminals posting false job opportunities.  Attempts to illegally extract information from the resume database in order to obtain personal information from unsuspecting job seekers is also possible.  Such practices are a violation of our 'Terms of Use' and may be punishable by state and/or federal laws.


BE CAREFUL!  Never provide your social security number, personal information (i.e. eye color, marital status, etc.) driver's license number, bank account or credit card information, passwords or your date of birth until you are confident that the employer and employment opportunity are legitimate.


Protect yourself from employment opportunity fraud by keeping your eyes and ears open for these warning signs:

  • Email-only communication
  • Overly-simplified requirements and/or qualifications
  • High pay. No experience necessary.
  • Ability to work from home and/or only 2-3 hours of work per day
  • Broken English, spelling mistakes and/or grammar errors
  • Requests for bank account, credit card information or your Social Security number
  • Management of monetary transactions
  • Repacking or reshipping items from your home

The BBB (Better Business Bureau) maintains a national database of companies and complaints received about them. If the BBB rates your prospective employer as "unsatisfactory" or indicates that the company has declined to answer requests for information, you should probably consider a different opportunity.


The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) goes after individual work-at-home scammers. Search their site ( for press releases or other information on any employer you may be considering. ( should be able to inform you of any civil or criminal complaints with respect to any prospective employer.


Here are some additional resources for your use in conducting a safer job search:



If you think you have been a victim of fraud, immediately report the fraud to your local police so steps can be taken to ensure your safety. We also recommend that you file an online report with The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

If you see a questionable job posting or any potential misuse of this Web Site, please report it to us at


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