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Dept. of Consumer Affairs offers free help to spot job scams

Deputies are warning of a new online scam targeting seniors. (Source: AP)
Deputies are warning of a new online scam targeting seniors. (Source: AP)(AP)
Updated: Aug. 26, 2020 at 10:04 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Rising unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic has left many people desperate to find work and given scammers more ammunition.

Job scams come in different forms and may even come with a paycheck. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs says these scams typically include a required payment from the prospective employee.

The old saying “It takes money to make money,” doesn’t ring true in this case. If you have to pay money to get a job, SCDCA says it’s likely a scam.

SCDCA says they are hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 26 about job scams. SCDCA Director of Communications Bailey Parker will lead the webinar at 10:30 a.m.

Registration for the webinar can be completed on a page the department has organized, here.

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