Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Avoiding job scams

With the average length of joblessness now a shocking 30.2 weeks and the possibility that some unemployment insurance benefits may end, the jobless will likely become even more desperate and more vulnerable to scammers who prey on people's vulnerabilities. On Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced a crackdown on these creeps. The commission urges you to think twice before spending money. You shouldn't have to buy a job. Here are some other tips...

Avoiding job scams

With the average length of joblessness now a shocking 30.2 weeks and the possibility that some unemployment insurance benefits may end, the jobless will likely become even more desperate and more vulnerable to  scammers who prey on people's vulnerabilities. On Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced a crackdown on these creeps. The commission urges you to think twice before spending money. You shouldn't have to buy a job. Here are some other tips...

You can click here to read the FTC's advice on avoiding scams and here to read my article on the subject in Thursday's Philadelphia Inquirer.

Jane M. Von Bergen Inquirer Staff Writer
About this blog

Jobbing covers the workplace – employment, unemployment, management, unions, legal issues, labor economics, benefits, work-life balance, workforce development, trends and profiles.

Jane M. Von Bergen writes about workplace issues for the Inquirer.

Married to a photographer she met at her college newspaper, Von Bergen has been a reporter since fourth grade, covering education, government, retailing, courts, marketing and business. “I love the specific detail that tells the story,” she says.

Reach Jane M. at jvonbergen@phillynews.com.

Jane M. Von Bergen Inquirer Staff Writer
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