BBB Warns of New Twist on Job Scams

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Shelley Polansky is the Better Business Bureau Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Northern Colorado and Wyoming (Courtesy Photo)
Shelley Polansky is the Better Business Bureau Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Northern Colorado and Wyoming (Courtesy Photo)

Employment scams are nothing new, but they are on the rise. Last year, the Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker Risk Report indicated that employment scams were the riskiest scams in 2018.

Shelley Polansky is the Better Business Bureau Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Northern Colorado and Wyoming, and she says that as technology changes, so do scammers' tactics. She said that there is a new twist on a long-time scam, as con artists are using text messages and Google Hangouts to convince people to hand over money in exchange for a job that doesn’t exist.

Polansky said that’s when the unusual requests begin from your new “job.”

Polansky said that you can protect yourself from these types of scams by double checking the job posting; being wary of unusual procedures and looking out for generic job offers with few details listed in the job description.

SheridanWyoming.com

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