Is a agency trying to scam me?
I got a call from a janitorial job that I recently applied for, and they told me to fax my resume along with my "Job Safety Number" just in case I get into any accidents during work. I never heard of a 'Job Safety Number' before. They gave me a phone number to call to register one. When I called, this 'Job Safety Code department' told me I had to pay $98 to register the code and I could pay it by credit card. Now...my brother used to be a janitor for a college, and he says he's never heard of that and they never asked him to get anything like that. Has anybody ever heard of a 'Job Safety Number'? Am I being scammed?
Asked By: iSAAC - 1/7/2009
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
If they already have your application, why would they need a resume, that should be the first red flag to show up... More
Answered By: Sgt Big Red - 1/7/2009
Additional Answers (6)
Yes - sounds like a scam.
Answered By: bud68 - 1/7/2009
Yes, trust your instincts.
Answered By: Too tall Texan - 1/7/2009
Check with the Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.org) about this one... It sounds very fishy. You should not be asked to pay fees to "register" anything during a job application process.
Answered By: Brother Otter - 1/7/2009
I'd ask what the Job Safety Number IS. I've certainly never heard of it. It may be legit, but know what you are paying for before you do it. It would be unusual to require a $98 payment to start a job... isn't that the point of getting a job? Because you need to make money, not spend it?
Answered By: Nathan E - 1/7/2009
I just put 'Job Safety Number' in Yahoo search and came back with nothing. This is possibly a scam. Please contact your state Labor Department and possible the Attorney Generals office. They could most likely tell you what's happening here.
Answered By: Steven M - 1/7/2009
Certainly sounds like a scam to me. I wouldn't pay it.
Answered By: Marcie H - 1/7/2009
Local Jobs Are Paying $19-$96/Hour-Get Hired Today. Apply Now!
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Legitimate Survey for Cash.Extra Money for You,Join Here!
Shop Online or Sign Up To Sell AVON & Earn Fast Cash Today!
Other Career Questions
Do most mechanical engineering jobs offer job security?
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.