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FlexJobs Alerts Jobseekers Regarding New E-mail Scam

FlexJobs, a leading website in Internet job listings and legitimate telecommuting, is warning job hunters about a just released e-mail scam attacking those people who are looking for employment.

In detail, the new job scam involves a phishing e-mail that directs a job hunter to enter information in the given credit report that will enable him to reach the final stage of an interview for certain work.

Accordingly, the e-mail provides a link that connects to a 'freely available credit report,' which apparently is an arrangement by the employer to help the jobseeker.

Sara Sutton, CEO of FlexJobs, explains that her organization has been observing a rising trend of online scammers targeting job hunters. The latest job scam like many earlier is intended to collect crucial financial details from the employment seekers by pretending as a lucrative employment opportunity. Therefore, FlexJobs is alerting the people and asking them to remain cautious from any e-mail, which asks to furnish a credit statement or requests for funds to get work or an opportunity for an interview pertaining to a job, as reported by prweb on June 5, 2009.

Internet scammers are capitalizing on the growing unemployment situation by contacting needy people via deceptive e-mails promising jobs or interviews.

Consultants advising on interview and employment say that if the current economic problems persist or get harder, then such fraudulent tricks are sure to become widespread because a large number of technically skilled people are sitting at home. The more technically skilled a person is the greater is his capacity to devise sophisticated schemes and tactics to get others to surrender their financial and other personal details.

Hence, FlexJobs suggests job hunters to be wary of uninvited e-mails promising work, or e-mails from so-called employers with messages that instead of using the related company's domain name use non-chargeable domains like @gmail.com, @yahoo.com, @hotmail.com or @aol.com.

Furthermore, FlexJobs says that job hunters must look out for e-mails from companies or individuals they do not know, particularly if the messages contain links to be clicked on for additional information, or for continuing the process of job application.

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