Work-from-home scam yields fake paychecks, police say
JACKSON, Tenn. — Police are warning the public of a work-from-home scam that leaves workers stuck with fake paychecks. Investigators with the Jackson Police Department say several residents have been victims of the scam in which they work from home repackaging and shipping merchandise. Police say the jobs, usually listed on CareerBuilder and other websites, are said to pay $2,000 a month on average. But when the workers try to cash their paychecks, they turn out to be counterfeit. Officers say their investigation also revealed that the packages are filled with items from actual retailers that were purchased with stolen credit card information. The suspects usually target college students, according to police.