WASHINGTON D.C. — A new report shows employment scams are now the second riskiest scams for consumers. Reports about this type of scheme increased in 2022, according to the Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker Risk Report. Victims also lost a lot more money in employment scams compared to other kinds.
This new report highlights the riskiest scams, where consumers are likely to lose money or their identity.
Online shopping scams remain in the number one spot on the 2022 Scam Tracker Risk report, but what’s different this year is that employment scams climbed to second place.
BBB Spokesperson Melanie McGovern explained a lot of this has to do with people wanting to continue to work from home. Scammers promise remote jobs, high wages and flexible opportunities.
“When you fill out an employment application, you are giving your social security number, your legal name, bank information …