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

Dept. of Consumer Affairs offers free help to spot job scams
The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs says these scams typically include a required payment from the prospective employee. (Source: AP)

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.

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