POSTED: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 6:43pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 8:27pm
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — A familiar scam has hit El Pasoans and the Better Business Bureau of El Paso shares some tips to keep your money in your wallet and not in these crooks hands.
Margo Monreal of the BBB El Paso said scammers typically target job hunters and new graduates who are looking for a job. Monreal told us to be aware of employers who offer the opportunity to become rich without leaving home, that is a major red flag.
She said, even if the potential employer gives you a legitimate business name, you still have to do your research,"Just because they're throwing a name that sounds legitimate or real, it may be tied to some real company. However, this, keep in mind, is a scam so it's important that you actually contact that business. And get all the information so that you know what they're procedure is if they contact you what kind of information they do request if you are a potential candidate for a job,” Monreal explained.
She also said if the job requires you to wire money through Western Union or Moneygram, that's also a big sign that this potential employer is out to get your money and is not trying to offer you a job.