Worthington Police Looking For Craigslist Scam Creator
Worthington Police are searching for the creator of a Craigslist ad that targeted a local business.
The ad promised a sales job at a prominent car dealership, with starting pay at $100,000 dollars a year and free gas.
"If it's too good to be true, it probably is. Any ad that says 'do not call the business,' is probably not a legitimate ad," Worthington Police Detective Emily Mowry said.
Mowry said Jack Maxton Chevrolet was the latest victim of an internet scam. "They say every day that one's posted, a multitude of people show up, some of them irate, because they've not gotten their free gas cards."
Detective Mowry told 10TV the person posting those fake ads could face a charge of harassment. People causing problems at the dealership could also face criminal charges.
"You would think, in this case it's probably a disgruntled employee. Not sure if they work there, not sure if they don't work there," Mowry said.
Detective Mowry said anyone can become a victim.
Police advise that despite a warning not to call, they encourage people to call or email the business if they see these types of ads, before becoming a victim of an online scam.
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