Call Colombo: Craigslist job posting turns out to be a scam

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 5:05 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 18 at 5:05 AM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – A St. Louis writer was looking for work but found a scam instead. 

Like many scams we have reported on, this all started on craigslist.  That's where she came across an ad for a job as a writer, but right away, there were problems.

The supposed editor couldn't answer simple questions. Then, he sent her a check for more than she was supposed to be paid before she even did any work!  He asked her to send the extra money to someone else.

This was a classic "advance fee" scam.

If you find yourself in a similar situation, the advice is to do what Cheryl did and ask lots of questions.

Always remember that anytime someone offers you a job, or says you have won something and then asks you to send them money, it's a scam.

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