May 21, 2024


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Fake job scams cost victims $2 billion per year, BBB says

A Missouri woman reported to Better Business Bureau in recent months that fake job scammers told her this driver license belonged to a person with a local address who would hire her. The job was fake, BBB said.

“All we need from you is good work and trust, you will enjoy every moment working with us.” 

That was the fake job scammers’ promise, according to nonprofit watchdog Better Business Bureau.

The scammers were offering $22 per hour, $18 per hour for paid training. It was a work-from-home gig. 

According to screenshots of text message exchanges provided to the News-Leader by BBB, the fraudsters also wanted to require April South, of Aurora, to set up a home office. She’d need equipment including an Apple laptop, a fax machine, scanner, laminating machine and a variety of software applications.

She wouldn’t have to pay for it. The scammers would provide South with a direct deposit into her bank account, to be used to buy the equipment.

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