The Avanti Group LLC Recruiting & Leadership
The Internet has developed into an entity that pervades all aspects of daily life. While this has many advantages, like constant access to the myriad wonders of YouTube, there are also many darker avenues down which one can travel, sometimes unwittingly.
The imperiled Nigerian prince in desperate need of money and basic grammar lessons has become a veritable comedic goldmine and has raised awareness of Internet scammers. But not all are so humorous or so obvious.
Feverish college students, desperate to gain résumé experience that makes them employable, are particularly vulnerable to job scammers.
Recently, a fraudulent job posting, claiming to be able to give students easy, flexible work for good wages and without contact, was discovered on FirstClass. This is not the first such incident.
The ad directed interested applicants to page131.com, where they were prompted to enter credit card information in order to pay a one time start up fee of $19.95.
Without doing too much research, this could appear to be a legitimate job posting; so, in an age where criminals can easily masquerade as legitimate entities, how can real job opportunities be distinguished from fake ones?
With discernment and a few questions, the good can be sorted from the bad.
With any non-physical job application, start with a basic Internet search. If a company appears under multiple hits from any given search, chances are they’re legitimate. C...