Employment scams are nothing new and they come in many different forms. Many are used to target students or others looking for part-time work. A new version of the employment scam has con-artists posing as a friendly, trustworthy family looking for a part-time pet sitter.
This scam works when a seemingly nice person reaches out via social media, a legitimate job website or even through student email. The person begins earning the victim’s trust by oversharing personal information to make the victim feel comfortable.