The Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general took another swipe this week at scams that target unemployed people, jointly or separately filing nine new lawsuits against alleged "con artists" who charge victims for bogus job leads. The FTC announced that it has filed seven more lawsuits, bringing its total to 11 since spring in what it's calling Operation Bottom Dollar. The agency said it has partnered with online job search companies, including Monster.com and Craigslist, to help job-seekers spot scams.
FTC and States Take Aim at 9 Alleged Job Scam Artists
The National Law Journal
February 19, 2010