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Fri July 10, 2009
Attorney Gen. Warns of Scams
By Carrie Pond
Frankfort, KY – Attorney General Jack Conway says his office has received numerous complaints about scams that target out-of-work Kentuckians. Conway says two scams have cost victims thousands of dollars. The secret shopper and Automated Clearing House transfer scams, target job seekers through newspaper ads, emails, internet job sites, and online resume postings. Both scams involve victims wiring money in exchange for a portion of the amount received. After performing the fake job descriptions, victims realize the checks are counterfeit and lose the amount of money in question. Conway urges consumers to investigate mystery shopper agencies before committing and to always be leery of checks sent in the mail.