BBB investigation shows job scamming up 250% from last year 

A recent Better Business Bureau investigation showed job scams are up 250% in the first three months of 2023 as compared to a year ago, according to NBC15.

People have lost a combined $839,820 so far; in 2022, it took nine months to reach that same total.

The mostly commonly-targeted age group is 18–34-year-olds, and those who fall prey to scammers lose an average of $1,500.

The rise in scamming is likely correlated with more people looking for remote work. Consumers are encouraged to take precautions, especially in providing personal information, and to research companies to verify their legitimacy.