Consumers are on high alert these days, monitoring their credit and banking information due to a number of data breaches, but there are scammers out there hoping to take advantage of difficult times in your life, like finding a new job.�
Job hunting is stressful enough, and many people are so eager to land a position, they often don't think about who their information is going to.
But, there are some rules for spotting a fraudulent job listing before those scammers strike.�
When applying for jobs, it's common to give out a lot of personal information, like your full name, date of birth, address, even your social security number.�
So, know who you're dealing with and use common sense. For example, does it make sense that a national company would post a position on a local job board? If not, do your research and make sure it's legit.�
Also, avoid anything offering easy money. There's no such thing. If a job seems to good to be true, it probably is.�
And know how the hiring process works. Experts say no reputable company will rush you through it.�