The Better Business Bureau says students seeking summer jobs should beware of newspaper or internet ads that promise extremely high pay and then tell the worker he or she must purchase expensive software or equipment for the job. Once the student sends money for the purchases, they may never hear from the company again, according BBB officials.
The Better Business Bureau says its not unusual for students to be fooled by job offers that are too good to be true. The BBB says warning signs of problems include companies that don't seem to have a real street address, businesses that lack professional references, and firms that use high pressure tactics to get the student to accept an offer or make an investment.
When in doubt, students can check the company's record at www.bbb.org