I’ve been working remotely in both hybrid and fully remote roles in tech for the last 11 years.
With the rise of remote work, comes the rise of remote job scams. And OOF, are they annoying.
Remote job scams have been happening so much that many folks don’t want to continue their remote job search. The FBI investigated several of these scams, and since 2019, found that the average reported loss from these scams was $3,000 per victim.
When people first find me or my content online, some ask if applying to remote jobs is even worth it because they are so sick of seeing scams. I get it. How are they expected to perform a successful job search when 80% of it's filled with scams?