Finding a summer job is always a top priority for college and high school students. BBB is warning consumers of seasonal job scams, which can lead to identity theft. Signs of these scams include fake postings that require little effort for the job or claim to be high paying. By falling for these scams, students can waste time, lose money, as well as be victims of identity theft.
"We have received several calls this week from Mississippians inquiring about companies targeting recent graduates and college students offering high pay and flexible hours, a great posting can seem promising, but it can also lead to trouble," says John O’Hara, CEO Better Business Bureau serving Mississippi. "It's important to do your research on the company and ask questions before you’re scammed."
BBB offers summer job hunters these issues to look out for:
Job hunters should always do an Internet search of the business for both positive and negative comments and then follow-up with the employer. Check the potential employer's BBB Business Review to see if the employer has a good rating.