Signs Of Online Job Scams You Need To Watch Out For

If you’re looking into an online job only to find that they want you to submit very personal information early in the application process, that’s a sure sign of a scam. Employment applications do require a lot of information but only details relevant to the job application process. An employer doesn’t need to know your social media profiles, your mother’s maiden name, or your father’s middle name. They also don’t need to know the name of your first pet or any other personal information that people commonly work into their passwords. 


There are also limits to job-related information that employers can ask for before actually hiring someone. For example, a U.S. employer can ask if you’re legally authorized to work in the U.S. during the application process, but they can’t request a passport or other right-to-work documentation prior to the time you’ve accepted a job offer. You also shouldn’t be asked to provide in-depth information beyond your job qualifications and work history when applying for a job, especially financial information. No employer needs banking information until you have accepted a job offer, and they’re setting you up for payroll, and they never need to know anything about your credit cards.