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Quiz: Can You Spot a Job Scam?
Rachel Zupek, writer

Remember the adage, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is”? Well, it applies to your job search, too -- especially with our current economy.

Though job scams are common at any time, today's tough economic times have increased the number of scammers looking to take advantage of people desperate to make money and find a job.

Take this quiz to see if you can spot a job scam, or if you’re the perfect target.

1. The primary target for a job scam is:

2. One of the primary warning signs of a phony job listing is:

3. One common job scam is “money muling.” This scam attempts to:

4. The best way to verify if a company is legitimate or not is by:

5. "Takeaways" are:

5. As a job seeker, the best way to avoid a job scam is to:

6. While looking for jobs online, you find your dream job. You check out the company Web site, and it looks legit. After applying for the job, you receive an e-mail asking you to provide your driver’s license number to the company, to ensure you are eligible to travel. Should you:

7. After applying for a job, you receive an e-mail from Should you trust it as an employer?

8. The names of five common job scams are:

8. "Bandwidth" is:

9. True or false: If a potential employer asks you to transfer money overseas and you do, you cannot be arrested because you didn’t know the money was stolen.

10. Which one of the following statements is true?

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Rachel Zupek is a writer and blogger for and its job blog, The Work Buzz. She researches and writes about job search strategy, career management, hiring trends and workplace issues. Follow her on Twitter:

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