Scammers today are getting more savvy. No longer can you just research the company or individual to determine if they are safe. Scammers today are impersonating real people and real businesses.
When a someone impersonates a real business, it can be difficult to spot in advance. Here are a couple of articles to help educate yourself on the signs to look for:
- How to Detect Job Recruiter Scams and Avoid Them
- Spotting a Work from Home Scam
- Scammers are impersonating companies on social media to steal your info
If you have submitted any information with your SSN, here is some advice from Experian and the SSA:
From the FTC:
Complaints help the FTC and other law enforcement agencies bring scam artists to justice and put an end to unfair and misleading business practices. If you have a complaint, file it online or call 1-877-FTC-HELP.