BBB releases tips to help you avoid employment scams
With so many out of work, getting scammed out of your hard-earned money is the last thing you need. The Better Business Bureau just found nearly 3 out of 4 employment scam victims were already struggling to make ends meet.
The BBB’s latest study looked at scams targeting businesses just as the pandemic shut down much of the economy.
It found that more than half of the people targeted were looking for a work-from-home job. 65-percent of those surveyed said their fake job offer was related to a “Warehouse re-distribution coordinator” title or something similar.
The scammers were often impersonating Amazon or Walmart as well.
The BBB says part of making sure you don’t fall victim to scams like these is consumer education—so it’s important to do your research.
The BBB has a ton of tips to help you avoid employment scams. You can find them on the BBB website here.