Job experts warn of seasonal work scams


OMAHA, Ne (FOX42KPTM) - Are you looking for a seasonal job with the holidays approaching? If so, you'll now want to be careful when applying for one. That's because scammers are out there and waiting for you to make a mistake or slip up.

"If they're promising you things that just really sound unlikely from another employer, then it probably is too good to be true," said Christine Jaynes with Heartland Workforce Solutions.

Jaynes and other staffers at career centers now have a warning for anyone looking for work. If something doesn't seem right, trust your instincts.

"If you're expecting something in seasonal work where you're going to make 20 dollars or more an hour, that's a good likelihood it's going to be a scam, unfortunately."

Jaynes told FOX 42 News Tuesday she knows how easy it can be for people to get roped in. She says the key is to not take the bait.

"You have to be aware and really careful."

On-the-spot job offers and missing contact information should also raise red flags. Also, job experts recommend you be on the lookout for grammatical errors. If there are simply too many of them, that's a tell-tale sign it could be a scam.

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