Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is warning Hoosiers to beware of work-from-home scams during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hill says fraudsters have long tried to make money by offering bogus work-from-home opportunities.
He says typically, these scammers lure would-be victims to spend money up front by falsely promising future earnings.
The Federal Trade Commission reports many fraudsters are currently using illegal robocalls to make such pitches.
Work-from-home scams might also come via emails, websites or print publications.
Hill says anyone receiving an automated call from an unknown source offering a work-from-home opportunity is best-advised to hang up immediately.