the current economic downturn, many are looking for employment opportunities.
Job opportunity and job placement scams, such as “work-at-home” or “shipping”
scams, are more prevalent than ever as consumers look for ways to make more
money and to support their family.
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), ‘work-at-home’ programs, in which the purchaser earned less than half of the income the seller promised, found an estimated 2.4 million victims. Many consumers purchased more than one fraudulent ‘work-at-home’ program.
(2007 Consumer Fraud Survey, Federal Trade Commission, http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2007/10/fraud.shtm)
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