Scammers advertise jobs the same way legitimate employers do — online (in ads, on job sites, and social media). They promise you a job, but what they want is your money and your personal information. They will often send you a check and ask you to purchase equipment or material for the job. They may also ask you to purchase gift cards with the funds. No legitimate potential employer will ever send you a check and then tell you to send on part of the money or buy gift cards with it. The check will bounce, and the bank will want you to repay the amount of the fake check. Visit the following FTC link for further details: