APD warns job seekers about online scam

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque police are warning people about what they call a new twist on an old scam.

They say fake companies are posting work from home jobs online. These companies then send packages containing expensive electronics for applicants to inspect. Then the applicant ships the products out to an address in a foreign country.

APD says the merchandise was paid for with stolen credit card information.

They know of two cases in Albuquerque where two women were duped.

APD says the scheme is using innocent people as a middle man for the thefts.

News 13 was told by the time authorities figure out who is responsible for the scheme, they’re already gone.

And of course the applicant never gets paid for their work.

APD says job seekers need to do their research on the companies they’re applying to.

They also say to remember the old adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

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