Employment scams have increased during COVID-19 pandemic
A Milwaukee man said he lost $2,400 to a work-at-home job scam in January.
The Milwaukee man told the Better Business Bureau that he posted his resume online and received an email for a position as a gift wrapper and shipper.
He was told by the new employer that FedEx had misplaced his packages. He would need to make a claim with FedEx for missing goods.
“I had to send two money orders of $1,200 each for 2 missing packages and they were supposed to reimburse me on my check,” the man told the BBB. “I lost $2,400.
As unemployment rose and more people sought to work from home during the pandemic, job scams increased, according to a new report from the Better Business Bureau.