ST. LOUIS – “We are deeply afraid there’s going to see a real uptick in these things in the very near future.” Better Business Bureau International Investigations Specialist Steve Baker said.

Baker is talking about job scams. With unemployment benefits for millions of Americans expiring this week, it’s important for job seekers to be on guard for scammers.

According to this new BBB study on job scams, 65 percent of scam job offers involved reshipping. Here’s how it works: Scammers use stolen credit card numbers to buy laptops and other valuable items.

Then they “hire” victims from job boards or social media promising thousands of dollars to receive and re-ship packages.

“You basically don’t know it, but you’re helping out with a fraud, ripping people off and you’re at risk of being criminally investigated and not being paid for…

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