Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Employment Scam?
Q: I do not know who to send this information to. While browsing through the South Bend Tribune want ads, I came across an online/telecommuting position which I responded to, asking several questions. I just received a response from the person stating the business is his. This is definitely a scam which I saw featured on tv.

I would like to know who to report the ad to? I'm afraid young adults/older individuals will think this is a valid job opportunity and get themselves into trouble financially. The position requires that you accept checks, deposit them into your personal checking account, then send payment to various suppliers on behalf of this company. I can forward the email if that would be helpful.

A: Sounds like a scam based upon what you say. Legitmate employers will always pay you to perform work, not the other way around. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You may try contacting the Better Business Bureau, and the Tribune directly to see if this 'ad' is in violation of their terms of service.
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