Beware of Seasonal Employment Scams
Are you among the many people who look for seasonal work over the holidays? The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that retailers could add as many as 590,000 new temporary positions over the 2019 winter holiday season. Many consumers are scrambling to apply but some of those postings may not even be real.
During the holiday season, scammers look to take advantage of those seeking temporary work. Employment scams were the riskiest scam of 2018 according to the BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report. This scam specifically targets consumers age 18-34 and has a median loss of around $1,200.