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3:55 pm
Fri July 10, 2009

Attorney Gen. Warns of Scams

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.