Seriously folks, I know the job market is grim out there, but if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
If these crooks had rented a store front, placed an ad in the paper and interviewed people who came to them in an office, I could understand falling for the scam.
But when someone walks up to you in a Wal*Mart or the South Towne Mall and on nothing but sight offers you a high paying job, you gotta (or ought to) question their honesty.
Then when they hire you on the spot, between the tighty-whities and the tube socks, and ask for your bank account information so they can direct deposit your paychecks, you gotta (or ought to) pull off your best Bill Cosby imitation and respond with “Riiiight!”
Now, I truly feel sorry for the people who got scammed, you should be able to trust your fellow human beings. And I feel especially sorry for the mentally handicapped man that these people stole from. But at the same time, I have to ask anyone with their full mental capabilities “What the hell were you thinking?” Did no one think to ask where this business was going to be, to insist on seeing the working conditions, want to get a feel for the place they would be spending 8 hours a day, 5 days a week at?
People, people, people. Think. Ask. Expect good answers. And if your gut is telling you this is too good to be true, you’ve never been this lucky before, then triple check and don’t give out ANY information unless you are sure they are a legitimate business.
Please, I’m tired of seeing these stories and asking “How could anyone fall for that?”