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BBB warns of summer scams preying on job seekers, vacationers

ABC 7 Eyewitness News

CHICAGO (WLS) -- As summer approaches, scammers are turning up the heat to get to your money.

A warning for job seekers: in the first three months of this year, the Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker received reported losses of nearly $840,000, up over 250% compared to the same time last year. With a median loss of over $1,500 during that timeframe, job hunters tell BBB the financial impact is devastating.

How do employment scams work?

Like many scams, those perpetuating employment fraud are seeking at least one of two things from their potential marks: money or personal and financial information. Because normal employers have close access to both regularly, it leaves many with their guard down.


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