Preying on the jobless
When there's a need, scammers will offer false promises to fill it.Attorney General Bill Mims this week filed suit against Virginia Employment Services (notice how closely the name mimics the government's Virginia Employment Commission) for luring people in for interviews of nonexistent jobs, then charging them a fee to gain a "guaranteed" job.
Only VES didn't have any jobs or contracts with employers, Mims alleges. And they charged job seekers' debit or credit cards without approval, then refused to give the money back.
As if it isn't hard enough to be searching for work during a time of record-high unemployment.