A pair of cozy pajamas or sweat , your slippers - that’s part of the allure of working for home for some people. But con artists are preying on that desire and they’re using the name of company that used to be right here in the Triad.People from around the country are reaching out to BBB about a job offer that just seemed too good to be true. The name of the company they’re using is “Carpenter and Company.” It’s the name of a real business that used to in Clemmons but it’s no longer operating.The schemers are contacting people through email after they posted their resumes online. Fortunately the people who contacted BBB realized something was fishy after they were offered the job without an interview! A real company is going to want to talk you before they hire you.From the sound of it, this particular work from home scheme is really all about id theft. The fake company asked people to fill out an I-9 citizenship application and a background check release. On the I-9 form, you have to give your date of birth and your social security number - everything a thief needs to steal your identity and open credit cards in your name, buy a house, get a cellphone.BBB’s research shows employment schemes are one top five riskiest to people. And it’s because the con artists are good. We’ve seen them go to elaborate lengths – skype interviews, real looking employment contracts. But if you dig a little bit, you’ll find some signs it’s a scam. So the key to spotting this kind of scheme is question everything:Look up the company. How long have they been in business? To see if they registered with their state, search “[state] corporation”Can you find a phone number on your own to call? Can you find any of the people who’ve contacted you online like in LinkedIn? Google the address – it’s often a dirt lot or doesn’t exist.Google the business name and “scam.”And of course you can call us at the BBB or check out the Business Review and Scam Tracker.