Covid scams: how landing a ‘well-paid’ job nearly became a costly mistake

Jobseeker says fake ad offering the chance to work remotely could have wiped her out financially

After years working in a pub, Kelly finally found a position that suited her art degree and became an assistant in a props house. Collecting dirty plates was replaced with finding the perfect designer plate to photograph a famous chef’s recipe on. Then, like hundreds of thousands of others, Kelly lost her job because of Covid-19.

For months she managed to get by, while applying for work similar to her previous role. But with her redundancy money running out, she started to look for other work. One job sounded as if it could be just the thing to tide her over.

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