Action 9 warns job scams on the rise during pandemic – WSOC TV


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Action 9 has learned that the Better Business Bureau recently issued a warning to job seekers about an increase in employment scams.

According to the BBB, in 2020, 14 million people lost $2 billion in these types of scams. The average person lost $1,000 and most victims were between the ages of 25-34.

Now that the enhanced federal unemployment benefits have expired, more people may be looking for extra income, especially jobs that seem flexible.

But Action 9′s Jason Stoogenke says to watch out.

Dell Fincher said he thought he found a real estate job online.

“I was led to believe that I will be going out and actually looking at rental apartments to rent to people,” he told Stoogenke.

Fincher said the so-called employer sent him a “verification letter.”

“So it was like an official letter that I really believed I was employed now. Great, I got a job,” he said.


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