Over Half of All Job Scams Happen Between Now & Christmas
Holiday hiring is well underway. In 2016, more than 1,900 employment scams were reported to BBB Scam Tracker, resulting in more than $730,000 lost. From January to September 2017, there have been nearly 1,400 scams reported resulting in more than $635,000 lost. In the past two years on average, 54 percent of employment scams were reported from September to the end of December. With a few more months left in 2017 and the holiday hiring season right around the corner, those looking for a job should use extra caution. Click here to get safe job search tips.
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