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Job Scams Are Skyrocketing

Are you searching for a job?

Axios reports that fake job offers are one of the fastest-growing scams in America. Informal work communication, along with generative AI and other sophisticated tactics are helping scammers take advantage of desperate job seekers. They claim to have an opportunity, but the job is not real. They only want to deceive people in order to gain their financial information. Work-from-home opportunities and positions that don’t require a lot of skill attract many vulnerable people.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, 105,000 business and job opportunity scams were reported in 2023 costing victims around $450 million. Here’s how to protect yourself or those you know. Verify the job, the offer, the organization, and the individual doing the hiring. Don’t fall for urgent demands for private information. Don’t pay for a job or equipment for a job that has not yet started. Vigilantly check correspondence before clicking on an attachment or a link. Never respond to unsolicited texts, emails, or Linked-in messages about work-from-home opportunities.

Most importantly, if any job sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Proverbs 22:3 says, “The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.” Ask God to provide a job and an extra measure of discernment!

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