With federal unemployment benefits now ended, thousands of Americans are looking for work online.
Some will find jobs, others will lose thousands of dollars to scams

ST. LOUIS — With federal unemployment benefits now ended, thousands of Americans are looking for work online.

Some will find jobs, others will lose thousands of dollars to scammers.

How to tell the real jobs from the fake

After 39 years as a nurse, Elena Phelps decided 2020 was her year to hang up her scrubs and retire. The Belleville native says she’d seen it all by then.  

“I have already been through plague. HIV, when it first came out i was there. The put us in Hazmat suits. Ebola,” said Phelps.

Phelps said her retirement was going great, until she realized she, “Went through all of my retirement funds and I thought, ‘I need more money’.”

Phelps began searching for a job online. She was about to fall victim to one of the riskiest, fastest growing scams out there.

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