06/13/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Scammers Target Unemployed With Phony Jobs

Landing a job in a stagnant labor market, as many have found out, is no easy task. The process only becomes more frustrating when cyber-criminals begin capitalizing on that desperation for their own parasitic benefit. As the Wall Street Journal reports, increasing numbers of scammers have begun posting fake job ads across the Internet in the hopes of luring optimistic job seekers into their devious "mule operations."