Holiday hiring is already underway and Better Business Bureau Serving the Northwest reports employment scams are trending up from last year.
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.
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