Work at Home Scam
The costs of working from the comfort of your own home may be higher than you know. In the Work-at-Home Scam, fraudsters advertise jobs, but really hope to find unsuspecting partners in crime. Victims may be directed to cash fraudulent checks, transfer illegally obtained funds or re-ship stolen merchandise. The crooks also may use the personal and financial information of their “employees” to commit identity theft. TIPS: Independently research the person or company offering work. Generic email addresses and non-functioning websites are red flags. Don’t give money or account information for training, certification or start-up fees. Follow @LADAOffice on Twitter and Instagram for up-to-date news and use #FraudFriday.