State and local prosecutors say complaints about job scams are on the rise in Colorado.
The Denver district attorney's office said this week that employment-related fraud complaints have jumped from a couple per month six months ago to as many as five a week now.
The state attorney general's office says it's received dozens of complaints about job scams in the past month.
Examples of fraud include jobs that are misrepresented in advertisements. Others charge up front fees to find jobs for applicants, a practice forbidden by Colorado law.
Officials also tell candidates to steer clear of applications that ask for Social Security numbers and other personal identity information up front.
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus