Ask the Expert: How Do You Know if a Job Posting is Real?

A reader recently asked, "How do you know if a job posting is real?"

We'd like to think that everything we see posted online is legitimate, but unfortunately some people are preying on uninformed and sometimes desperate job seekers to illegitimately turn a buck and ruin people's credit or drain their bank accounts.

Jeremy Miller, identity theft expert and director of operations at Kroll Fraud Solutions, relates a typical example of a job search scam.