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Employment scams were the riskiest scam in 2018



SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Employment scams had more reports and higher losses than in previous years when it ranked third riskiest, , according to the latest report from the BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report.
Amazon was in the news a lot in 2018 with its search for a second headquarter location. It was also the sixth most impersonated organization mentioned in BBB Scam Tracker reports even though they haven’t made the top 15 in previous years. In 2017, only 24 BBB Scam Tracker reports were employment scams mentioning Amazon. In 2018, the number jumped to 564.
Scammers are on the lookout for anything that is in the news or being talked about on social media, they see as an opening to imposter a recognizable and respected organization or brand
Amazon, a BBB Accredited Business, has only one authorized job application site: amazon.jobs. Any other link is a scam.
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