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Pay for Background Check Scam

With this scam, a job seeker is told a position has just opened up, and a phone interview or an instant message interview is conducted. The applicant is notified that they would be responsible for the cost of the background check. Then the applicant is told that they have to purchase pre-paid Visa debit card and send it to the interviewer to pay for the background check.
Topic: careeradvice
Author: Alison Doyle