Career opportunity scams happen when people respond to job adverts posted by bogus companies.
Some examples include bogus publishers, invention promotion and patent companies or model and casting agencies, all promising to launch a person’s career.
Career opportunity scams begin with some form of initial consultation but then require an upfront fee. The fraudsters often say that this fee will be used to undertake further work or research, but the promised career and benefits are never delivered.
Fraud has been committed if money has been lost.
If fraud has been committed, report it to Action Fraud.