However, Carreon said they have been getting a lot of calls about “work from home” scams or secret shopper scams.
One job alert came in the form of a text message. That’s already a red flag, but it boasted a nearly $500 check twice a week for just working 10 minutes a day. There was also a suspicious link – another red flag.
“Be wary if you just get a call or an email saying, ‘hey, I saw your resume, I want to offer you a job,’ if they didn’t really do an interview of they kind of just ask you a few questions and don’t really ask about your background,” Carreon said. “Employers are hard up right now, but they still want to meet up with candidates who will be good fits for the long term.”
Carreon said more consumers are arming themselves with knowledge, actually calling…