How to Avoid Job Scams

CareerBuilder.com

"If it seems too good to be true, it probably is."

If nothing else, this age-old adage might be the most important piece of advice to remember in your job search, especially in today's market.

Though job scams are prevalent at any point in time, today's tough economic times have increased the amount of scammers looking to take advantage of people desperate to make money and find a job.

"With the economy sliding, people who might otherwise be skeptical want to find a silver lining and too often mistake the glitz and glamour promises of a scammer's ad for their path to financial security," says Christine Durst, co-founder and CEO of Staffcentrix, a training and development company that focuses on home-based work.