If ever there were a go-to place for, well, everything, Craigslist might just be it. Founded in 1995 as an email list of events happening in the San Francisco area, Craigslist has grown to be one of the most well-known websites for free classified listings and community forums. From housing to garage sales to personal ads to, of course, jobs, craigslist has it all — including scams.
Because Craiglist was never set up as a job search website, its job listings have both pros and cons. On one hand, small businesses and startups love Craigslist because it’s a free, easy way to list their open jobs. On the other hand, scammers love Craigslist because there’s no oversight except for community moderation, so as long as no users flag their scam job listings, they can prey on unsuspecting job seekers.
Is it possible to find legitimate jobs on Craigslist? Yes. But you’ve got to know how to spot the red flags in order to sort the good from the bad. The following are five red flags to watch out for.
1. No Company Name
2. No Unique Email
3. Jobs with “No Skills Required”
4. Check Cashing and Wire Transfers
5. Asking for Personal Information
Choosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor from
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