From a News Release by WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned job seekers to exercise caution when looking for employment opportunities to pay off those holiday purchases.

 
Gifts and travel expenses are just some of the things that put a dent in credit and bank account statements, so consumers may opt to take on a temporary job to make a little extra money.
 
“Don’t take just any job offer,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “It is important that those looking for additional employment to pay off Christmas expenses do their research and verify employment opportunities.”
 
Consumers should be particularly cautious of work-at-home positions. Such opportunities may promise flexibility and extra income, but result in nothing more than lost time and money.
 
Additional tips include: Consumers who believe they may have been the victim of a fraudulent job posting or wish to report a suspicious listing can contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-368-8808 or visit the office online at www.wvago.gov.