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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
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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
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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
 
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