Scam targets job seekers on websites, including, Monster, Career Builder and Indeed.com

Look out for grammer and do research on campany

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Websites like Monster, Career Builder, and Indeed.com are trusted by many to connect job seekers with opportunities, but now, scammers have been reported on these websites. 

A 23ABC viewer told us that after applying for a job on Indeed.com, he received an email with instructions for Skype interview. At the end of the interview he was asked for his direct deposit information. 

According to official from the Better Business Bureau this should never happen during an interview. 

"Remember that, no employer is going to pay you for something you haven't even done yet," said Connie Alacron with the BBB. 

Alacron said that job seekers should do research on the companies and pay attention to the grammar prior to communicating with employers. 

"A lot of the time these companies are overseas, so their grammar is not the same," Alacron said. 

Alacron also advised people to be aware before video chatting for an interview, as scammers can hack into personal computers and control the camera, even if you aren't using it anymore.

If you come across a suspicious job post, you can call the BBB to make sure the company and post are legitimate. 

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