FTC, state attorneys general crack down on work-at-home and other job scams

The Federal Trade Commission and Ohio Attorney General Rob Cordray announced a crack down on the growing number of work at home and job search scams aimed at exploiting job seekers.

A sweep, known as "Operation Bottom Dollar," has already resulted in 44 criminal actions at the federal level and 18 at the state level. Settlements have been reached with four other companies, including Job Safety USA (charges were brought against the company in Maryland), Career Hotline, Inc. (charges were brought against the company in Tampa, Fla.), Penbrook Productions (doing business in Irvine, California) and International Marketing (charges were brought against the company in Puerto Rico).