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From: Knuth, David - DWD
Sent: Monday, July 6, 2020
Dear Service Provider,
With so many individuals looking for opportunities to work from home during COVID-19, there are also individuals ready to take advantage of remote hiring and work practices. There have been incidents in recent weeks of online employment scams involving DVR consumers.
Please be attentive to DVR consumers looking for remote work using employment websites (Indeed, Career Builder, Monster etc.). Is the Email and/or website spelled correctly? Does the initial listing take someone to another site other than the internet based job posting company?
Job Developers should immediately verify the legitimacy of job offers and job openings of interest to consumers by comparing the contact information in the hiring notice with other published sources and contacting the local employer directly.
The scams can involve use of a known local employer in the listing, but the local employer is not at all connected with the listing and does not have an available job. Consumers may have their identities stolen or be "paid" through bad checks. If a scam has occurred, DVR should be notified, and a police report should be filed.
As a reminder several of these indicators are included in the required Security Awareness training for DVR staff and service providers.
Better Business Bureau 10 Ways to Recognize a Job Scam
DVR Contract Specialist