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This supposely government job is asking for $69.00 for an application and some kind of package so that I may apply for a government job. Do you have to pay an application fee for some government jobs? How can I tell if this is legit and it's not a scam?

Asked By: aah0317 - 12/10/2009
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The government NEVER charges you to file an application Legitimate government jobs are listed here. http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Work_for_the_Government.shtml
Answered By: Pat - 12/10/2009
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i would see if the job is listed on www.governmentjobs.com... More
Answered By: livingdedgrl18 - 12/10/2009
 
No government job will ask you for upfront money...or any money. You are probably dealing with some sort of placement agency...and a shady one at that. Federal government jobs can be found at the link below. No cost to apply and you can fill out the application on-line and fax the supporting documentation... More
Answered By: Steve D - 12/10/2009
 
That's some private company, not the government, and they're claiming they'll help get you a job - don't count on it. No there isn't a fee to apply for a government job.
Answered By: Judy - 12/10/2009
 
Anyone asking for a fee up front is running a scam.
Answered By: Robert E. Lee - 12/10/2009
 
IT IS A SCAM... More
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Answered By: Desse - 12/10/2009
 
It's a load of BS - A total scam and could result in identity theft. If you are in the USA, then all federal government jobs are listed on www.usajobs.gov Local and state government all have their own systems
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Answered By: Mr Environmental Engineer - 12/10/2009
 
A scam - big time. Along with most answers, I'll add that the only time you'd pay, would be for an exam; i.e. $15. for a county and/or state NJ governmental job. Otherwise there's no fee for Federal Gov't. jobs.
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Answered By: OverRuled23 - 12/11/2009
 
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