There are a number of types of job scams. Many of the most common scams fit in more than one category. Read below for more information about these cons and where they fit.


The work-from-home scam preys on new mothers, people without cars or workers with physical disabilities that keep them home bound.

Employment Scams

Scams specifically targeting job seekers. These scams, usually in the form of a fake job post, counts on the job seeker feeling desperate enough to share personal information in the hope of getting a job.

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Cyber Crime

Criminal acts that are performed with the aid of a computer including identity theft, mischievous hacking, theft, and installing spy ware.

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Get Rich Quick

Any scam that promises a big payoff for a small amount of work. This usually falls under the “too good to be true” header.

Investment Scam

An investment program that promises an non-sustainable high return on investment by paying previous investors with the money invested by newcomers.

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