When I read this article I am not surprised. Some people are desperate for work and would do anything to get a job. One piece of advice, never pay anyone to start working for them.
Also do your research. Do they have a company number? Where are their offices? Have you called them on their landline and easily got to them? Do they seem professional? Who else works there and can they provide references.
These are all questions you need to ask to ensure you are not conned. If someone at the Yorkshire Post send us the details of the man who got conned out of a £1000 wanting to be an extra in a movie, we will happily provide him with a two or three hours Career Coaching via telephone.