Job seekers beware of possible job search schemes

This April 22, 2014 photo shows an employment application form. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
This April 22, 2014 photo shows an employment application form. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Police were alerted to a possible job search scheme when a job seeker tried to call a business with a fake address.

The fake company called Sage Healthcare Group claimed to be located in the 400 block of Apple Street in Greenfield.

The Better Business Bureau conducted an investigation and found the fake company would contact job seekers through their resume and conduct two online interviews. They would then offer the job promising to pay $28.40 an hour.

After the job seeker would accept the offer the company would send a check for $2,800. The victim was to cash the check then wire the money to a “vendor” for materials.

The Better Business Bureau will contact the Indiana Attorney General’s office as well as a UK-based company that goes by the same name to let them know of the scheme.

10 other cases from the same fake company have been reported as of June 10.

To learn more about accredited businesses or to make an inquiry about a business click here. http://www.bbb.org/indy.

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