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NYC Cracks Down Employment Agency Scams

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The city's department of consumer affairs has shut down three employment agencies and issued fines to others after conducting an 18-month-long investigation into what it calls "predatory practices." Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz says people seeking employment should beware.

MINTZ: If you're going to sign a contract, you should understand what it says. That's so important in this context and this industry that is in fact illegal not to do so.

REPORTER: Mintz says the companies that were fined also illegally demanded fees up front. He says the city has collected only half of $80,000 in restitution, in part because some victims are afraid to come forward.

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