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Holiday Job Scams Lead to Identity Theft

Many people look for jobs during the holiday season to make some extra cash. But scammers follow seasonal employment trends and advertise jobs the same way honest employers do as a setup to steal your money and personal information. 

After posting jobs that look real on legitimate employment sites, scammers go through a careful process to try to lure you in. They might offer you the job and quickly ask for your personal information like your driver’s license, Social Security, or bank account number to fill out their “employment paperwork.” But if you share it, they might steal your identity. 

Click the Read More button below to read the complete article from the Federal Trade Commission.