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Jobseekers being targeted by scammers, minister warns - BBC News

Jobseekers are being conned out of hundreds of pounds by scammers taking money for fake security checks and training, the government has warned.

Ministers say up to 10% of jobseekers have fallen victim to a scam, losing up to £500 for non-existent checks or being tricked into calling premium rate phone lines for interviews.

Employment minister Damian Hinds said people should be cautious.

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