Work at Home Job Scams

Tempting ads for high-paying jobs sometimes come with a catch.
2:14 | 03/25/12

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With so many Americans looking for jobs we wanted to know. About those promises of high paying jobs you can do right from your own home. The offers are tempting but are they too good to be true our Chris Cuomo applied for one of the jobs. And watch what happens next. Michelle who doesn't want her real name being used was facing hard times after being out of work for eight long months. Then she got an email which seemed to be an -- -- her prayers an offer to become a personal assistant for 300 dollars a week. And the best part she could do it right from home. I was desperate ticks to get -- desperate to be acceptance that job. And I went when -- Michelle is just one of hundreds of thousands of people who apply to work at home jobs offered on the Internet. But -- where currently there's a sixty to one scam ratio among market on top -- on the Internet just look at what happened to Michelle. The company that hired her center -- check and told her to deposit -- in the bank. She was told to keep 300 dollars for herself and wire the rest to the UK. And when it bounced Michelle was on the hook to the bank for the full amount. A nearly cried because. I there's no way can pin off and such a short time. To find out more about these work at home job opportunities for ourselves -- got a job testing western union services. Just like Michelle I was sent a money order told to deposit it in my bank account keep a few hundred bucks for myself and send the rest of the money to China. I brought my check. The united states postal inspection service staff -- so we called the man behind my job a man who calls himself Bob Thompson I think you -- and -- Bob that's what talent. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- This is crazy talk this is what I do for a living is kept guys like you this is a fake money order. And Lily give good tomorrow and the -- didn't look. We'll get back for me I promise you that. You certainly will send money back you're gonna get that exploded inside the mind of its new. It's all -- These hard times people who answer ads for work at home jobs fall prey to guys like Bob. Chris Cuomo ABC news New York.

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