The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a work-from-home employment scam that has claimed victims across North America. An investigation by BBB Serving the Atlantic Provinces reveals that scammers have hi-jacked the names of legitimate companies in Nova Scotia, Canada. However, most of the job-seekers targeted by the scammers have been from the United States.
The scammers advertise work-from-home administrative assistant positions through Indeed.com, a popular online job site. One man reported to BBB that his mother lost $4,500 after following the “employer’s” instructions to deposit fraudulent checks and transfer funds to a different account. This is a typical tactic used in employment scams.