Phone scam targets valley job applicants and federal agencies
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 14:06:19 GMT —
The federal government has issued a warning against a potential scam for those applying for jobs with its agencies.
The U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection are both recruiting right now.
However, a bogus phone call is telling applicants in the Rio Grande Valley that in order to be hired you must pay a thousand dollars.
Customs spokesman Felix Garza said the phone call is a scam.
"An applicant can file his application free of charge. We do not charge, and hopefully never will charge a fee, especially for those seeking work with the federal government," said Garza.