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Students warned about these terrible summer job scams

May 25, 2021 – The May long weekend is usually a marker for students to start job hunting. Many hope to secure employment as early as possible, so they can maximize their earnings over the three-month summer break. However, with employment scams being among the riskiest across Canada for 2020, Better Business Bureau (BBB) is urging job-seeking students to be on the look out for fake job postings.

The BBB’s 2020 Canadian Scam Tracker Risk Report identified that students and individuals ages 25-34 were the most susceptible and likely to be victimized by employment scams. Surprisingly, 65% of reported employment scams were related to becoming a “warehouse redistribution coordinator” or some similar title involving the reshipment of packages, some of which involve stolen goods. In many cases, scammers impersonated well-known retailers, like Amazon and Walmart, to appear legitimate. Power River Peak News reports. | READ MORE