Many high school and college graduates will be entering the work world as this school year comes to a close.


Many high school and college graduates will be entering the work world as this school year comes to a close. Those that have not yet lined up a job are likely to use Internet resources to pursue job leads. The Better Business Bureau cautions job seekers to avoid becoming targets for scam artists eager to take advantage of their inexperience.

online job searches can be an efficient and productive way to pursue employment as apprehension is becoming an annual occurrence on campuses across the nation. But this year, with the economy still struggling students have a right to be more fearful than usual.

"It's important to remember that while jobs are becoming available, so are tempting scam offers," says Steve J. Bernas of the Better Business Bureau. "Opportunities do exist, but today's graduates need to be ready to modify their plans to accommodate the drastic changes to the job market while not becoming victims to these offers. Remember, if it's an offer that sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

For additional information on how to protect yourself from online scams, visit www.bbb.org.