If you are reading this post it is likely that you believe yourself or a loved one has fallen victim to a scam, or are just looking to avoid one. I encourage you to read this list in a quiet space and with an open mind in order to more clearly recall whether or not these things are or have actually taken place. If you are not in a quiet place or are feeling a bit overwhelmed. Print it out to read later.
- The hiring manager or other persons in leadership appear to be overly animated or up selling
- Paychecks with incorrect pay or that bounce (the employer may promise to pay the correct amount on next payroll and never does)Photo made available through clipartpanda.com
- “Beating around the bush” or lack of transparency when addressing topics such as pay, job duties, and training
- Your peers are just as confused as you are (the biggest red flag of all)
- Long unpaid training’s with the promise of huge checks or bonuses
- Leadership seemingly not having time to address questions or concerns ie: being rushed to leave after class or simply making excuses like meetings or lunch
- Friends or loved ones feel this may be a scam