If you are looking to earn extra money, adding a wrapper to your car to promote a popular drink or food brand may sound like a great gig, but the BBB Scam Tracker is seeing an uptick in these cons in recent months, as the pandemic has made finding a job even more difficult.
No matter how tough your job search has been, don’t fall for this scam.
Scammers are targeting people on job hunting websites, where they get your information and send you the “job opportunity”. After you fill out the form, your new “boss” will text you, telling you they will send you a check to cover the cost of getting started. They will then ask you to pay a “local vendor” via Venmo or Cash App virtual payment options.
The problem is, the check is fake, and the money you pay actually goes to the scammer, and they are never heard from again.
Learn more about fake check scams and read tips for using digital wallets, such as Venmo and Cash App by going to bbb.org.