Scam Targets Job Seekers

Scam Targets Job Seekers

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A local man says he almost fell victim to a scam while on the hunt for job. Timothy Grave says he found a posting will looking at local online classifieds.

Grave applied for and a landed the job, but things got suspicious when he says he received a check in the mail. The company told him the check was to purchase computer equipment.

Grave called the bank listed on the check, who told him it was fraudulent.

"There are a lot of unemployed people out there looking for work and if it is on a local website and people think it's easy to do they might cash the check and get ripped off," said Grave.

Finding the people responsible for this type of scam is typically difficult for law enforcement. Often they go after people online using free e-mail accounts that are hard to trace.

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