Part-time Job Scams Mean Full-time Troubles

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July 27, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Most of us would welcome the opportunity to make a little extra money with little effort. Accordingly, when consumers get emails or read ads in the newspaper about part-time jobs that will only require a couple hours of work per week and put a few hundred dollars in their bank accounts, they are understandably tempted to take the position. Unfortunately, these new employees soon find out that instead of making money, they lose it to a scam artist. While many of these part-time job schemes are not new, they continue to victimize Arkansas consumers. Thus, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to help Arkansans identify and avoid part-time job scams. While these scams can take many forms, they have some common characteristics. Bogus job offers almost always require the employee" to deposit checks