Con Artists Preying on People who Need Jobs
You can protect yourself from these and other financial scams by being extremely skeptical of unsolicited offers that involve "updating" or "confirming" personal information or requirements that you send a payment or provide bank account information before receiving anything in return.
Also, walk away from any offer from a stranger that would involve a large check to be deposited into your account and instructions to wire any of that money back, perhaps to someone in another country. In this type of scam, victims may end up owing thousands of dollars to the financial institution that wired the money.
For more information, see our tips in the Winter 2008/2009 FDIC Consumer News at the FDIC.
Reprinted with permission from FDIC Consumer News