Job and Employment Scams

Transcript

Face it... we all know that you have to work hard to

make money. But don't you secretly wish there was a shortcut

to money and wealth? Well, that's where crooks jump in with employment

scams: making big promises to people looking for

jobs ... taking their money...

and delivering... nothing.

If you hear this - "Make a fortune without leaving your living

room!!!" it could be a front for an illegal money laundering

activity or a pyramid scheme. Either way... it's almost certainly a fairy

tale. If you hear this --

"Just invest a few hundred dollars up front and we'll set you up for life!"...

what do you think the scammers are really after?

Yep... your cash. Once they've got it... you've got a garage

full of useless products... and they're history. And if you hear this -

"You're hired...as our secret shopper!" ...beware.

Crooks may ask you to deposit into your bank account cheques they send you,

take a "commission", and then send money back to them through a money transfer

service. Problem is, the cheques are fake....

and your bank account takes the hit. There's no shortcut to wealth.

Do your research. Hang on to your personal information,

and really look hard at any job that seems too good to be true...

because it almost certainly is. Learn more - check out The Little Black Book

of Scams.

Video length: 1 minute, 35 seconds

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