Oil spill scams: Scammers take advantage of Gulf oil spill - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com: "Some people – including the unemployed desperate for jobs – have paid hundreds of dollars for training that they say turned out to be worthless, or unnecessary, or they took a course but now find themselves beholden to the training company that provided it.
They include Misty Gill of Pensacola. After potential employees took a course in hazardous materials training, the company then asked the trainees to pay a hefty fee, Gill filed a complaint to the Florida attorney general's office.
'They have not provided us with work and have asked us to pay a fee of $450 to provide us with our [course certificates],' Gill wrote. She didn't pay the fee and is still looking for a job. 'The oil spill has created scam after scam. Please address this company for its actions.'"