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Government Scams and Myths: Be Informed, Stay Smart

Government Scams and Myths: Be Informed, Stay Smart

Introduction written by USAJobs

You never have to pay for information about job vacancies or employment opportunities with the U.S. government or U.S. Postal Service. But some scam artists are victimizing many Americans by selling information about federal job opportunities. These scam artists advertise in the classified sections of newspapers and offer – for a fee – to help job seekers find and apply for federal jobs. In truth, federal agencies and the U.S. Postal Service never charge application fees or guarantee that an applicant will be hired. Some fraudulent companies even try to confuse consumers by using names that sound like those of federal agencies, like the “U.S. Agency for Career Advancement” or the “Postal Employment Service.”

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