Work-at-home scam targets college students

When you’re in college, money is always an issue, so an offer to make a little cash might be tempting, but Your BBB warns not to get caught up in something that could land you in big trouble. There is a new twist on a classic  work-from-home scheme that specifically targets college students. Don’t let the promise of easy…

Job seekers: Don’t get caught in a LinkedIn scammer’s trap

With many job seekers using LinkedIn to market themselves to potential employers, scammers also are finding ways to exploit the site by posing as recruiters, Better Business Bureau of St. Louis warns. LinkedIn appeals to job seekers because it allows them to post their experience and resumes and then be contacted by potential employers or recruiters. Scammers…

Avoid Falling Victim to Two Common Scams on Craigslist

Close to 200 consumers nationwide have filed complaints with BBB in the past year because they were scammed after responding to an ad on Craigslist. The most common scams involve renting a home or applying for a job. The following red flags may indicate you are dealing with someone using Craigslist to defraud people: The…

Don’t Fall Victim to Online Help Wanted Scams

As the unemployment rate continues to climb, desperate job seekers need to be extra careful not to get sucker punched by bogus help wanted ads. Recent job scams lure victims with phony data entry job listings on craigslist. Those who respond to these postings are contacted via email claiming to have been chosen for an…