First, a crackdown on work-at-home schemes, then other consumer fraud problems. A special task force has been formed in St. Louis to attack the growing problem of consumer fraud, especially the scams that promise fortunes to those working at home. It uses the Attorney General offices in both Missouri and Illinois as well as the federal prosecutor’s office in St. Louis, the Federal Trade Commission, the US Postal Inspection Service and the Better Business Bureau. St. Louis Better Business Bureau President Michelle Corey says the initial work of the task force will focus on employment opportunity scams, the number one source of consumer complaint to her agency. Corey says all the agencies involved have reported an increased number of complaints about fraudulent employment schemes, especially the get-rich-quick schemes that promise a lot of money without a lot of work.
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