Episode 59: Employment Scams

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The rise of remote work has led to the rise of a wild phenomenon: the overemployed.


While it is difficult to know exactly how many people juggle multiple full-time jobs simultaneously, it is evident the trend is more common than most realize. 79% of remote workers say they have been overemployed within the past year.


In fact, on Reddit, there is a subreddit called “r/overemployed” with nearly 300,000 community members. There the overemployed discuss successes and failures, and provide tips for how to fool bosses.


In this episode of Privacy Files, we examine employment scams. Whether it’s an employee discreetly working two or more full-time jobs or an unscrupulous actor attempting to scam an innocent job seeker, we lay out the ways these cons operate so you can avoid becoming a victim.


Links Referenced:


https://www.businessinsider.com/overemployed-workers-secret-two-multiple-jobs-salaries-tech-tips-2023-11
https://www.reddit.com/r/overemployed/
https://fortune.com/2023/02/13/overemployed-workers-juggling-full-time-jobs/
https://www.resumebuilder.com/8-in-10-remote-workers-have-been-overemployed-within-the-past-year/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2023/06/01/fake-job-scams-are-becoming-more-common-heres-how-to-protect-yourself/?sh=48edad5518f6
https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/job-scams

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