November 15, 2021

Susan Tompor: How scammers are trapping those who are hunting for jobs | Personal Finance

Adam Garfield-Turner thought he had a lead on a good job. All he had to do was find people who needed to borrow cash and he’d get paid money to make those connections.

The pay? He was supposed to get $250 for finding five people who needed personal or business loans of $10,000 and more. He found the job on Craigslist.

He spent two days doing research on Craigslist to find people who needed to borrow money. But somehow the owner of the operation couldn’t find the cash to pay him.

“I found him five people who needed a loan — and he didn’t pay me,” said Garfield-Turner, 38, who lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

“He told me the check was coming in the mail — and it never came.”

Then, Garfield-Turner was told he’d get the money via PayPal. But somehow, the…

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