The information is then used to access your bank account or your credit cards and/or to steal your identity.

Direct Deposit Before Interview Scam The applicant is offered the job via email and told that all employees are paid via Direct Deposit with the company's banking institution - no additional cost for you.

"After registering your Direct Deposit confirmation, please respond back to this email with your ideal interview date/time.

They had another job that the person was qualified for, but they had to pay to do some online training.

This scam used the name of a legitimate company and an email address similar to the real company name.

Then the applicant is told that they have to purchase pre-paid $75 Visa debit card and send it to the interviewer to pay for the background check.

Pay for Start-Up Kit Scams Companies may offer to sell you a kit you can use to assemble products to sell.

Pay for Background Check Scam With this scam, a job seeker is told a position has just opened up, and a phone interview or an instant message interview is conducted.

The applicant is notified that they would be responsible for the cost of the background check.

After a while they all wanted an i Tunes card sent to them or money sent via a money order.

One of them wasn't even from my area but her profile said she was.

Credit Report Scam Here's an email sent to a Craigslist applicant: Company would like to take this moment to thank you for your response to our Craigslist job posting, as well as inform you that, after reading through your resume, we are interested in discussing this job opportunity with you in person.