GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – JOB SCAMS
Students are being warned to watch out for scammers while searching for a summer job.
The Department of Consumer Protection and Department of Workforce Development say full-time scammers are targeting part-time job hunters.
“The first place many of them are going to go are online classified sites or online job boards. These boards have thousands of jobs at any given time, which makes it easy for scammers to slip operations in there,” says Jerad Albract, Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Communications Specialist.
Be suspicious of offers that are too good to be true.
–Jobs that immediately request a social security number or financial information.
–Jobs that ask for you to pay an upfront fee