Teens Advised To Steer Clear Of Hiring Scams

Teens looking for their first job this summer should steer clear of scams. State consumer protection director Michael Domke says mystery shopping sounds like a great idea if you like to shop, but you have to be careful and do your homework.

“And in reality, very, very few of those mystery shopping jobs are legitimate. And the scam works there as they get you to pay upfront, whether it be $20 or $40, and that is kind of your enlistment fee.”

Domke says that no legitimate job will require you to pay to sign up or apply. He says you should also be wary of anyone who asks you to cash a check for them and give them back some money.