Do your research for safe online job hunting

Looking for a new job can be a daunting process, and frequently involves the exchange of personal information with complete strangers–which is why job seekers are an enticing target for cyber criminals. Conduct a web search of the hiring company using the company name only. Results that return multiple websites for the same company (e.g. abccompany.com and abccompanyllc.com) may indicate fraudulent job listings. Check for spoofed websites. Scammers will often spoof legitimate websites with the exception of small discrepancies in order to deceive victims. If the hiring company is well known and has a website, contact the company to confirm the legitimacy of the job listing. It is likely the legit company has received other calls and can confirm a scam listing.