Worthington Police Looking For Craigslist Scam Creator


UPDATED: Sunday March 3, 2013 8:54 AM

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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