Monday, February 3, 2014

South Shore Residents Warned Of False Job Offers

Several Maritimers have been left holding the bag, bilked out of tens of thousands of dollars by a phony offer of part-time work. According to the Better Business Bureau's Jill Atkinson, the scammers have been posting job offers on the web, using a fake company name and then "hiring"  people as mystery shoppers.

Many of those who've been scammed blame Western Union for its loose regulations. They're calling on the iconic money-wiring company to make things tougher. Meanwhile, back at the BBB, Jill Atkinson says their best piece of advice to avoid getting dinged is never wire money to anyone you don't know.