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  • Dec 20, 2014
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Employment Scams

British businessman accused of 'bomb detector scam'

Defendant James McCormick

James McCormick, who worked from a cramped office in Somerset, southwest England, sold the devices to countries around the world, including Iraq, for as much as US$40,000 each, it is alleged.

Saturday, 9 March, 2013, 3:41am

Job-seekers lose cash deposits in courier scam

Gullible job-seekers are paying cash up front to fraudsters who recruit them to carry 'valuable' goods to the border in the expectation of being paid handsomely for their courier duties - only to find their deposits gone and the contents of their packages worthless.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Cross-border scams charge fees for jobs

Job seekers have been warned to be on the alert for a new series of cross-border recruitment scams that deceive people into paying a fee for bogus jobs.

14 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

New scam targets job seekers, police say

Victims tricked into expensive facials

Cheats trying to con people into taking expensive beauty courses by pretending to recruit them as models have changed their tactics, police have warned.

16 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Job seekers warned of Net sites scam

Police tell unemployed to be alert if asked to buy goods for resale or to pay when applying for positions

Police have warned job seekers to watch out for employment traps in cyberspace after receiving complaints about the city's first suspected fraudulent recruitment website.

1 Jun 2006 - 12:00am