A number of scams continue to surface in and around Illinois according to the Better Business Bureau. The BBB reports that nanny scams are popping up as the school year begins because parents are often working and unable to be with their children right when the final school bells ring. 

Investigator Bill Smith says a Wyoming woman was recently scammed out of $4,500. He says there isn’t much you can do if you lose funds through a similar scam but he says one of the most important actions you can take is reporting the scam.

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Smith says you should always be wary if you are offered a nanny job with a high salary without being interviewed. Other warning signs include receiving advanced payment with the sender asking for funds to be wired to a third party or receiving advanced payment that is much higher. For more information or to learn more about other scams in the area, visit www.bbb.org

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