- Slow it down - Scams are often designed to create a sense of urgency. Take time to ask questions and think it through.
- Spot check - Do your research to double check the details you are getting. Does what they’re telling you make sense?
- Stop! Don’t send - No reputable person or agency will ever demand payment or your personal information on the spot.
This type of scam operates by telling people they are being considered for or have been given a job with Google or another company. However, you have to pay a training fee (or some other type of fee) before you can start. In addition, you are asked to complete employment forms requiring that you provide your personal identifying information. The scam artist may even insist on conducting an “interview” through Google Hangouts.
In reality, you are not being considered for a job opportunity with Google, but rather you may have been tricked into sending money to a scam artist. Google conducts its own recruitment and any request for an interview will always come from an @google.com email. Further, all jobs listed are on our official website and we encourage candidates to apply through our online portal.
If you were contacted by email from a Gmail address, you can report abuse to help Google take appropriate action on accounts involved in this scam.
Read more about work-from-home scams at fbi.gov.
Learn more about real Google jobs at www.google.com/about/careers.