Fraud Alerts/PSAs

September 13, 2019: Victims Pay the Price in Work-at-Home Scam

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The costs of working from the comfort of your own home may be higher than you know.

In the Work-at-Home Scam, fraudsters advertise jobs, but really hope to find unsuspecting partners in crime.

Victims may be directed to cash fraudulent checks, transfer illegally obtained funds or re-ship stolen merchandise. The crooks also may use the personal and financial information of their “employees” to commit identity theft.

TIPS:

Independently research the person or company offering work.

  • Generic email addresses and non-functioning websites are red flags.
  • Don’t give money or account information for training, certification or start-up fees.

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