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The phone scam targeting jobseekers

56 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 15 May 2013

As the latest unemployment figures are published we reveal how jobseekers are being targeted by a scam which leaves them out of pocket and still out of work. They are tricked into calling expensive premium rate numbers as part of the application process, or to arrange interviews, but the jobs don't exist.

We examine the continued rise of the zero-hours contract, where employers offer jobs but with no guaranteed hours.

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To contact the programme email youandyours@bbc.co.uk

Presenter: Shari Vahl
Producer: Joe Kent
Editor: Chas Watkin.


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