TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A state official is getting involved and asking job seekers to be aware of an employment scam that was recently uncovered in Tampa.

Better Call Behnken investigated the scam this week and found out there were people who thought they landed a job but later found out it was just a trap. Once they made that discovery, they reached out to Better Call Behnken.

8 On Your Side found out crooks are using sites like LinkedIn and Indeed to prey on people looking for a job. Sometimes they’ll even contact you, claiming you’re perfect for their company.

But before you start work, they send you a big check and then instructions to send money or merchandise back to them.

Florida’s Chief

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