Job scams are on the rise as a result of the pandemic


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — While everyone may have an idea of their dream job, some officials are saying a lot of offers can be too good to be true. This comes as employment scams are on the rise as the pandemic continues to affect millions.

The Better Business Bureau says that these scams are actually some of the riskiest they deal with. Noting that millions of Americans getting scammed and billions of lost dollars have been a direct result of fraudulent jobs.

“Job scams were already one of the riskiest scams that we track here at BBB,” said Nick Hill, a communications specialist for the BBB of Eastern North Carolina.

14,000,000 Americans scammed and $2,000,000,000 lost just last year. All stemming from employment scams.

“One of the tools we offer is the BBB scam tracker and we really encourage people to report if they’ve either been a victim of a scam or if they’ve seen one out to report it.”

Nick Hill with the…

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