SC Department of Consumer Affairs warns against job search scam
The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs is warning people to be cautious when looking for a job.
One woman told the agency she was asked to buy computer equipment through her own bank account during a job hunt. She wound up losing $4,000.
There are several red flags to look for when job hunting.
Do not give out any account numbers. Employers don't need that information until you're hired and it's time to pay you.
Don't pay money. Employers won't ask prospective hires to pay for training or background checks.
If something seems off in a post, look up the company and contact them directly.