With unemployment numbers on the rise, many are falling victim to employment scams. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) there are several employment scams floating around.
A BBB study reveals people who become victims of these types of scams are already in some type of financial crisis.They say people who lose money from these scams already don’t have enough money to cover their monthly bills.
Sometimes victims get an email about a job that’ll allow them to work from home and get paid a lot. Hunter Jones with the BBB says it sounds too good to be true and it is.
Jones says, “employment scams have definitely increased since the COVID-19 pandemic because people are working from home, we have a higher unemployment rate and the scammers want to take advantage of you when you’re at your weakest.”
He also says with some of these scams, they may ask for your banking information. Jones warns you won’t have to pay for any job.
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