Job Advice: How to Look out for Sketchy Jobs

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While job scammers have adapted their tactics over time, there are still some hard-and-fast warnings that a job is a scam.

Here are some basic signs of a work-from-home job scam:

  • You’re asked for personal financial information such as your social security number, your bank account, your home address and phone number, your date of birth, etc.
  • The job pays a lot of money for little work. After all, if it sounds too good to be true, it almost always is.
  • The recruiter tells you they'll send you a check to cash before you even start.
  • The recruiter wants to take the messaging off Seasoned to another app such as GoogleHangouts, Skype, WhatsApp, etc. 
  • The company boasts several rags-to-riches stories that showcase high-flying lifestyles.
  • The job posting mentions quick money, drastic income changes overnight, etc.
  • The job posting has glaring grammatical or spelling errors.
  • The product is supposedly endorsed by countless celebrities or public figures.
  • The job requires several up-front expenses from candidates.
  • Compensation is based on how many people you recruit.
  • A recruiter offers you the job immediately without verifying your work experience or doesn’t ask for references.

Here are some tips if you suspect a scam:

  • Connect with the company directly. 
  • Ask for the recruiters work email.
  • Do your research. 
  • Trust your gut!

Check out this article from Flexjobs for more information.


If you feel you shared any sensitive information or connected with a sketchy recruiter outside of the Seasoned app, we recommend that you block future communication with them on those platforms. If you would like more information, or have any other concerns, feel free to reach out to the Seasoned Support team. 


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