Authorities warn of scammers using job posting websites

Bartholomew County deputies are warning about online employment scams that appear as job openings from local businesses.

Police say that the scammers are using fake ads to gather personal information such as social security numbers. Authorities urge you not to provide personal information you do not know, even to an employment site. As a safeguard you should always contact companies directly through their local phone number to ensure that there really is a job opening.

Turning Point Domestic Violence Services recently reported that fraudulent job postings for the non-profit had been posted to online employment sites.

If you believe you have been a victim of one of these scams, you should contact your local law enforcement.