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Wisconsin Consumer Protection warns about summer jobs scam

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MADISON (WKOW) -- As the weather begins to warm up, it's almost time for students to start thinking about looking for a summer job. But Wisconsin Consumer Protection is warning about online interview scams.

The department says the warning revolves around Google Hangout interviews.

Here are some signs it's a scam:

  • You didn't apply for the job.
  • You're asked for an upfront payment for training or materials.
  • You're asked for your bank account or social security number.
  • If they require you to cash checks and send any amount of it to another person, it's probably a scam.

Some scammers will even use a legitimate company name to trick job seekers.

In order to avoid falling for this scam, do your research before replying to any random offers, check out the company with the Better Business Bureau by heading to their scamtracker website to see posts from people who have been scammed in the past.

If you believe you're being scammed, report it immediately to help others from falling for it.

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