Day 7 of 12 Days of Christmas Scams: Temporary Holiday Jobs

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Tis’ the season for holiday shopping and spending.

With all that spending, Better Business Bureau officials said they want to warn consumers to properly prepare for scammers that are looking to take away a bit of that holiday cheer.

So, we will share with you 12 common Christmas scams and ways to avoid them.

Here is day seven:

Temporary Holiday Jobs

Lots of consumers look to make extra money during the holiday season. Temporary holiday job searches are just another thing scammers are hoping to take advantage of.

In order to avoid a temporary holiday job scam, consumers should:

  • Apply for the job in person
  • Go directly to the retailer’s website
  • Never give personal information over the phone
  • Don’t pay for anything upfront

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