HOUSTON -- The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) wants Texas job seekers to be aware of scams that involve individuals posing as potential employers in order to collect money in exchange for non-existent jobs.
Some fake employers have even used the names of established businesses and interviewed job candidates in legitimate meeting spaces in order to scam individuals out of money.
False employment scams can happen online, by phone or in person. Some scammers post fake job notices on legitimate job-matching websites and some have met and interviewed job seekers in public places. In all cases, the job seeker received promises of employment and a request for some type of up-front payment.
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TWC warns Texas job seekers to be aware of false employment scams