Job scams are increasingly common. Here's what to look out for. You should never pay for an application or give out your personal info before being hired


Landed a job offer that seems too good to be true? Unfortunately, it could be a scam. In 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recorded "around 105,000 'business and job opportunity' scams," said Axios, with the total cost to victims amounting to a whopping roughly $450 million. Notably, said Axios, "That's more than a five-fold increase over the past five years," in large part due to the rise in remote work and the development of AI technology.

If you are on the job hunt, here's what to look out for to ensure that what looks like an opportunity doesn't end up costing you.

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