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Job seekers should be alert to scammers who post fake job listings

Trying to find work amid the coronavirus widespread has demonstrated to be much harder than in ordinary times. Last April, 20.5 million jobs were wiped from the US economy. And a year after the widespread started, the nation is down generally 10 million jobs.

The FBI is warning job searchers about scammers who post fake job postings and benefit from applicants amid the process. The fake job posts appear on well-known online job boards, where scammers impersonate legitimate employers trying to find potential hires, the FBI said in a later articulation.

Security experts say different forms of scam and fraud have risen amid the pandemic, including scammers touting fake items and services to buyers frightened by the virus. Other strategies incorporate hacking people's personal data and blackmailing them for direct payments.

The FBI is encouraging individuals to never give credit card information to an employer and to only disclose bank account details after confirming the company's identity. People who have been scammed are urged to report it to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, give the site where the work was posted, and the company the scammers impersonate.

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