Scamming the unemployed: Perhaps the only growth market out there


You gotta love scam artists. Their objective, of course, is to separate people from their money. Quite often, unfortunately, the target of their scams are those who can least afford it. These people are vulnerable and the crooks know it.

In Florida, officials are warning residents there who have lost their jobs to avoid falling prey to a scam in which a purported business claims it will file an unemployment claim for a fee. Hint: the claim doesn't get filed.

"It really is unthinkable that a con artist would try to victimize someone trying to receive assistance in a time of need," Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum said.