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LinkedIn Makes It Easier to Spot Job Scams with New Verification Tools

LinkedIn is making it easier for users to spot job scams with new verification tools. The company is now verifying job postings and warning users if they receive a message from someone who is not verified.

LinkedIn is making it easier for users to spot job scams with new verification tools. The company announced on Monday that it is now verifying job postings, giving users peace of mind that they are legitimate.

To be eligible for verification, a job posting must meet certain criteria, such as being posted by a verified company and having a clear job description. Verified job postings will display a badge next to the title, indicating that the information has been verified by LinkedIn.

In addition to verifying job postings, LinkedIn is also introducing new tools to help users identify potential scams. For example, the company will now warn users if they receive a message from someone who is not verified. This is because unverified users are more likely to be scammers.

LinkedIn's new verification tools are a step in the right direction, but they're not a silver bullet. Users still need to be vigilant and aware of the risks of job scams. By following the tips below, you can help protect yourself from becoming a victim:

  • Be wary of job postings that are too good to be true. If a job posting offers a lot of money, promises a quick promotion, or requires little or no experience, it's probably a scam.
  • Check the company's website. If you can't find the company's website, or if the website looks unprofessional, it's probably a scam.
  • Be suspicious of job postings that ask for personal information upfront. Scammers often ask for personal information, such as your Social Security number or bank account number, before you've even been hired.
  • Don't pay anything to apply for a job. Legitimate companies never charge a fee to apply for a job.

If you think you've found a job scam, report it to LinkedIn. The company has a team of experts who are dedicated to fighting job scams.

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