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; ; More scammers preying on the unemployed

Dec 20, 2020 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

WASHINGTON-- If the devastation of losing your job because of the coronavirus pandemic isn't enough, imagine being conned by scammers capitalizing on the spread of COVID-19 and your desperation to generate some income.

Income-based scams have increased significantly because of the pandemic. In the first nine months of 2020, people looking for ways to earn money were cheated out of $150 million, according to new data from the Federal Trade Commission.

"Scammers have been even bolder d...