BP spill-cleanup offers can be scams, BBB says

07/22/2010 | MSNBC

Job offers that promise a high wage for workers cleaning up the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico can be scams, the Better Business Bureau notes. BBB says applicants should be wary of companies that ask them to pay for training costs upfront or ask for their Social Security numbers or other personal information during the application process. "These are vulnerability pitches. They say you can make money and look at the good you'll be doing for the earth," said Zan Deery, a lead investigator with the Better Business Bureau's Eastern Washington, North Idaho and Montana division.

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