BBB: Beware of increasing job scams | News

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Employment scams are on the rise in the turbulent job market created by the coronavirus pandemic, a new Better Business Bureau study finds. BBB warns job seekers to verify employment offers to avoid illegal jobs, identity theft and fake checks to which millions are exposed annually.

The in-depth investigative study found job scams increased during the coronavirus pandemic, warns job seekers to verify employment offers to avoid illegal jobs, identity theft and fake checks, and details the many forms employment fraud takes and the scams that often result.

In 2020, BBB estimated 14 million victims with $2 billion in direct losses related to job scams. Last year, the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust found job scams to be the riskiest of all the scams tracked in 2018 and 2019. However, BBB’s study finds that the problem…

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