Scam alert: Fake Amazon job offer asks for $200 payment

Sept 12, 2018
  • By Boston25News.com

A new scam targeting job seekers invites you to apply for a job at Amazon then purchase an "enrollment kit." Don't fall for it.

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The Better Business Bureau says the job offer appears to come from Amazon, either by email or voicemail, offering anywhere from $20 per hour to $6,000 a month – and you can work from home. You're then asked to submit $200 before you can start working for an "enrollment kit." The job offer is bogus, and the scammers then make off with your money and vanish.

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The BBB says the best way to protect yourself is to do your research, and if the offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. Amazon will never ask for money during an employment offer.

The BBB offers these tips on how to spot a job scam: