The phone scam targeting jobseekers

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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.

And an NHS Trust which has launched its own moisturiser - find out why.

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

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

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56 minutes

Last on

Wed 15 May 2013 12:04
BBC Radio 4 LW only
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