This Company Wants Money Before They'll Hire Me, Is It A Scam?

This Company Wants Money Before They'll Hire Me, Is It A Scam?

Reader Alexis wants to know if it’s standard practice to pay for your own “background check” in order to be hired for a job. She received an email after responding to a legit-sounding seasonal employment ad on craigslist. In the email, the “Head of Recruitment,” asks for money in order to perform a background check and to “demonstrate that you are serious about this position and that what you have submitted so far is correct.”