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Avoiding the Threat of Internet Job Scams
Michalis 'BIG Mike' Kotzakolios

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Being jobless does not mean that you must grab every job opportunity that comes your way. You should still exercise extra caution especially now that Internet job scams are present and real. There are tips that can help you in filtering your job prospects from the web so you can avoid possible scams.

A prospective applicant should not incur expenses during job applications. There is never a legitimate employment agency or Internet job website that will charge an applicant upfront for fees. These employment agencies usually demand payment only after it has successfully provided you with a job. Also, once you give payment for supposed processing fees, if a company has a no-refund policy, chances are that it is an Internet job scam.

There are many advertisements available in the web that promises immediate job employment but when you actually click on the advertisement link, you will be redirected to a fake website. Most of the time, the lack of professionalism of the design and management of these websites is a sure sign that the ads are part of an Internet job scam. From here, either fraudsters will conduct phishing or acquire sensitive information from the unsuspecting victim or they can mislead the victim into a job scam.

Aside from these suspicious advertisements of job offers, unsolicited emails of job openings are a possible Internet job scam. To be sure, check the credentials of the website offering job employment before replying to the email. If it is similar to a spam email, avoid replying to it and instead define it as spam for immediate deletion.

Remember, research is the best weapon against scams. You can quickly identify a bogus job employment service just by conducting a good enough research. In this case, you can easily identify Internet job scams if it promises you a job but fails to provide you legal and accurate documents of an actual application.

BIG Mike is a well known author, developer and Adsense expert as well as the owner of Niche Maniacs - a unique Adsense Marketing System designed to build long-term passive income streams from Adsense, Amazon, YPN, Chitika and other PPC services.

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