If you're looking for a job, scammers might be looking for you.
The ABC15 Investigators have a new warning about online job searches.
The scammers pose as employers who want to hire you.
And they're getting bold.
Felicia Thompson with the Valley's Better Business Bureau says they are demanding Social Security numbers upfront.
Potential job seekers are being asked for credit card information and credit scores.
And they don't have any idea whose really behind the so-called employer.
One Valley woman emailed the us about an ad she saw.
She writes: "They claim they need an administrative assistant. Then they say they will send me funds above and beyond my pay so I can give it to an orphanage or deposit it in the bank."
The scammers will likely want your bank account information, or they will send you a bogus check, asking you to wire money from your account back to them.
Once you've given the information, it's too late.
Thompson says when victims try to respond back by email for phone, they're not hearing from the company any more or the company name is different.
Learn more about avoiding employment scams from the Federal Trade Commission.
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