Thursday, July 2, 2009
Beware of the scammers if you're looking for work.
The FTC announced a new push to crack down on the apparent increase in scammers who are preying on those who are looking for work. It seems that whenever troubles hit a group of people, scam artists see it as an opportunity to take advantage of someone. They offer some product or service that is bogus but is marketed to quickly and easily solve the victim's problems. This includes the unemployed, the elderly who have lost their retirement portfolios, even hurricane victims. Watch out for these shameless fraud perpetrators--they seem to be everywhere!