News 12 at 6 o'clock / Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011
AUGUSTA -- If you are one of the millions of unemployed Americans, then you've probably, at some point, turned to online jobs boards in search of employment. The Better Business Bureau is warning job seekers that some postings require you to pay money to make money.
Although, some job postings on employment websites are legitimate, some are scams.
In 2010, the Federal Trade Commission began cracking down on people who prey on the unemployed. They found one scammer who victimized more than 100,000 people.
Here are some red flags to help you spot a fake job posting:
Most importantly, do a little investigating. Check out your potential employer with the Better Business Bureau or the Attorney General's Office.
Some helpful links: