If you are looking for a job, especially if you are looking online, you run the risk of being scammed. That, according to the latest report from the Better Business Bureau, which reports employment scams were the most reported and riskiest scams of 2018 as logged by the BBB Scam Tracker and is based on the BBB Risk Index, a unique algorithm that calculates exposure, susceptibility, and monetary loss to offer a more accurate assessment of scam risk.

And there seems to be a common theme: Agency investigator Don O'Brien tells The Big Z Amazon was in the news a lot in 2018 with its high-profile search for a second headquarters.

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The agency reminds that scammers are opportunists, and whatever is in the news or being talked about on social media, they see as an opening to imposter a recognizable and respected organization or brand.

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