January 22, 2022

"National Library of Medicine Issues Warning about Employment Scam"

Full Text of NLM Announcement:

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) wants to warn you about an Internet scam that uses the NLM name.  The fraud involves scammers claiming to represent the NLM.  They are promising employment with MedlinePlus if victims send money to them. The scammers say that the money will be used to purchase software and computer equipment to use in the position. NLM does not require prospective employees to make purchases for any reason.  Do not send money to these individuals. NLM job listings are located on our website at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/jobs/jobs.html and http://www.usajobs.gov.

If you see a posting online offering work on MedlinePlus that you suspect is fradulent, please contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx  and file a complaint with the proper government authorities.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.