Work from home scams: How to spot a fake job posting

Many job postings are actually scams that don’t deliver on claims made

Work from home scams: How to spot a fake job posting

DETROIT – With so many people looking for work, scam artists are turning to posting fake job opportunities in hopes of taking advantage of people desperate for a job and money.

These scams often end up costing the victims a lot of money and time.

The Better Business Bureau is urging residents to pay attention to job postings online. Despite exciting promises, work at home offers are notorious for leaving potential workers high and dry.

Criminals have tried to cash in at every turn during the pandemic -- now with the COVID vaccine and new Zoom scams.

You can watch Hank Winchester’s full story in the video above.

You can report a complaint to the Better Business Bureau here.

4 types of COVID-19 vaccine scams circulating in Michigan and how they work

Michigan’s attorney general outlined four specific types of COVID-19 vaccine scams circulating in the state and explained how they’re targeting residents.

Attorney General Dana Nessel joined Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to warn Michiganders about scammers looking to capitalize on the COVID-19 vaccine excitement.


About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Dane is a producer and media enthusiast. He previously worked freelance video production and writing jobs in Michigan, Georgia and Massachusetts. Dane graduated from the Specs Howard School of Media Arts.